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Review: How to Mend a Heart

February 12, 2016


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.

kid konnection newI 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.

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
11 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth F permalink
    February 12, 2016 6:34 am

    Sounds adorable.

  2. February 12, 2016 6:41 am

    Sounds like a sweet book.

  3. February 12, 2016 6:43 am

    Sounds cute with a positive message.

  4. February 12, 2016 8:40 am

    Sounds a bit like The Velveteen Rabbit!

  5. Patty permalink
    February 12, 2016 2:16 pm

    Sooo cute! I still love picture books!

  6. bookingmama permalink
    February 12, 2016 5:06 pm

    That picture book is so cute… and perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  7. February 12, 2016 6:44 pm

    This sounds really cute!

  8. February 13, 2016 9:52 am

    I love the look of this one!

  9. February 13, 2016 10:49 pm


  10. Literary Feline permalink
    February 13, 2016 11:41 pm

    This does sound like a good one!

  11. February 14, 2016 5:10 pm

    another cute picture book

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