That Missing Feeling

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Mia has a cat, a dog, a mom who sings and tells jokes, and a dad who cooks and rides bikes. Then, one day, everything changes. Mia’s mom and dad divorce. Mia’s cat lives with her mom and her dog lives with her dad. Mia now has two homes to move back and forth between, but she is always missing something. When she is with her dad, she misses her mom’s singing and her cat. When she is with her mom, she misses her dad’s cooking and her dog. But one day, when she is visiting her grandpa, he gives her a new blue notebook and shows her how she can use it to help with her feelings, just as he has done for years.

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has written a sweet text that will help youngsters find ways to deal with a lot of their feelings, good and bad, and keep their memories safe. Her writing is sparse and lyrical, and the story is sweet. Morena Forza’s cute illustrations are bright and filled with fun details that support the story really well. There is back matter that will help youngsters set up their own journals. This is a terrific book for all kids.

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Author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Star Count 5/5
Format Hardcover Picture Book
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Magination Press
Publish Date 12-Jan-2021
ISBN 9781433833786 Buy this Book
Issue April 2021
Category Children's