Would I Trade My Parents?

Would I Trade My Parents?

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Full of fun, whimsical details and a relatable cast of characters, Would I Trade My Parents? will resonate with parents and kids alike, as readers remember why they would never trade their parents for the world!

What child hasn't thought about trading his or her parents for the ones next door? Who wouldn't be discouraged if their parents didn't allow them to have pets or go camping or drink chocolate milk before dinner?

In the newest picture book by New York Times #1 bestselling author Laura Numeroff, a little boy ponders why his friends' parents are so special and why sometimes he wishes he could trade . . . But then he remembers his very own parents and all the amazing things that only they know how to do--like the way they always read with him or leave notes in his lunch box or take him on family bike rides. In fact, his parents are the best of all!

F&P level: K
F&P genre: RF
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2009.
ISBN: 9780810906372
0810906376
Branch Call Number: Z NUM
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bernardin, James - Illustrator
Alternative Title: I would not trade my parents

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mmcbeth29
Oct 22, 2014

In this story a young boy contemplates parents. He has some great friends with great parents. He talks about all of the best things about each of these parents. He wishes his parents would let him do some of the cool things his friends' parents let them do. But then he thinks about his parents and what they do for him, how they spend time with him and how much they love him. And of course he realizes, he wouldn't trade his parents because they are the best.

This story from the author of the book series, If You Give A..., is a definite change. It is a more grown up picture book for slightly older children. The illustrations are quite different. They are richer and more mature. They are gorgeous, colorful and a lot of fun to look at.

I love the simplicity of the writing in this book. Numeroff is able to convey a serious subject without flowery or overly big words. This makes it a perfect early reader for independent reading. This book sends a great message to look for and concentrate on the best in the people around us.

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fiferboy
Jul 14, 2012

fiferboy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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