Review: How to Mend a Heart
A young boy is in tears because a beloved toy is broken. He realizes he can mend his toy carefully and gently with the right tools. He has friends and family to help him if he needs it and learns that his toy might need to be repaired again. It’s okay, though,
because the more patches and seams there are . . . the bigger and stronger a heart can be.
How to Mend a Heart is a sweet little story with a very subtle message by Sara Gillingham. I do have to wonder if the message might be too subtle for little ones but older children should catch on with a little guidance. Gillingham’s illustrations are wonderful and do much to enhance the story. The message isn’t just for Valentine’s Day, though – it would be fun to share this book and a craft with young readers any time of the year.
I will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.