Kids Hear the Darnedest Things!
Mice & Spiders & Webs….Oh, My! by Sherrill S. Cannon is a charming look at misunderstandings. Rosemary declares she’s no longer going to school because they are going to be getting a mouse. She’s also sure there will be spiders because the teacher mentioned a web. To calm her down, her mother agrees to talk to the teacher the next day. What follows is a humorous look at how children can misinterpret what we say, and the importance os clear communication.
As with all Sherrill Cannon’s books, the subject is treated with warmth and compassion. No one makes fun of Rosemary for her misunderstanding and fear. There is a non-judgmental humor to help reveal the message: Talking to our children is so important, as is doing our best to find out the truth, or fallacy, of every situation.
Mice & Spiders & Webs…. Oh, My! is very readable for an adult. It would be fun to share with a child over and over again.
5 Golden Acorns