4 out of 4 stars
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Blueberry Lu by Lisa Goff is a children’s picture book about the mischief that Lucy causes after eating too many cold blueberries. Lucy loves blueberries, but she doesn’t love how cold she feels after eating all of them. She is not quite sure how to express herself when this happens, and she has a little bit of an overreaction. Her friend is there to witness Lucy’s little fit. What did Lucy do? How will her friend react? You’ll have to read this book to find out.
Lisa Goff has three adopted children that all have special needs. I worked in a special education classroom with several children with special needs, so I’ve seen some of the little “fits” that can occur firsthand. Lucy is a child with special needs in this story. I love the way the author depicts Lucy’s inability to express herself. This happens frequently with any child, and it is often worse for children with special needs. However, Lucy isn’t allowed to get away with her poor behavior. This shows that her reaction isn’t okay. However, it still shows that we need to be understanding. Finding this balance can be difficult, but it is necessary. It is such a great message for parents, teachers, and children.
The writing style of this book is great. It has a flawless rhyming pattern that makes it fun and easy to read out loud. The pictures are also wonderful. They are bright and colorful, and they do a great job of telling the story. Each page of text is accompanied by one of these illustrations. This format is perfect for young children.
The editing is also perfect. I did not notice a single error in this book. I commend the author for her hard work and attention to detail. I have seen too many children’s books with errors, which is disappointing. I don’t like giving children books that have errors. I am pleased that this book does not contain a single mistake.
I give this book 4 out of 4 stars. I loved the book and did not find a single thing wrong with it. I would recommend it to parents and teachers of pre-school and young school-age children. This group of children would love to have this book read to them. Some of the words are a little challenging, so I wouldn’t recommend it as a book for children to read on their own unless they are fairly advanced.
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