An entertaining adventure about change told through the eyes of an envelope that is recycled after experiencing the hurdles of the mail system.
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The Inside Story based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Kids really like to learn how things work and I liked that about this book, which told about how a piece of mail got from one place to the next but also told about all it had to go through to get there. Sometimes it was upset or scared and other times just worried about what would happen next, which is something everyone can relate to, especially kids. It's a great story to help kids through important changes, big and small, and let them know that everyone gets scared or concerned about change at some time. Like the author's other books, however, it also touches on other issues too but not in a way that feels like a lecture. Great job with this book. I know it's one that I'll recommend to others often.
Kathy Brodsky's "The Inside Story" offers an entertaining spin on what at first might seem like a simple everyday task. However, has anyone really looked at this simple act of mailing a piece of mail from the envelope's point of view? "The Inside Story" sure does, and we as readers not only understand the process far more than perhaps we did before, but also develop some empathy for what this little envelope goes through with the many changes and uncomfortable or scary new situations it encounters along the way. The book also offers a look at recycling and where the envelope itself came from originally. Good stuff all around. As with Brodksy's other books, there some gentle lessons learned and excellent questions to broach at the end of the story with youngsters. The book has a wonderful look to it, with gorgeous illustration work accompanying its informative, yet very entertaining, story line created in rhyming poetry format. I always enjoy a book that will teach a thing or two, jumpstart some great discussion after but hold my interest and that of the youngsters I am reading it to.