Book Title: Children Who Dance in the Rain by Susan Justice
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-8), 32 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Compassion Project Press
Release date: May 2023
Format available for review: print-hardback (USA), PDF
Tour dates: May 15 to Jun 2, 2023
Content Rating: G for all kids.
Sophie gets bored quickly and won’t even eat her food without looking at her tablet. She’s thrilled to hear of her family’s upcoming trip to a magical place called India, a land she’s only heard of in stories. Once there, she quickly realizes that the underprivileged children living in the mud colony possess a joy and contentment she can’t explain. Sophie sets out on a journey of discovery, but what she finds may change her world forever. This tale about the true meaning of happiness and the power of gratitude is based on true events.
I love this book! I think this story needs to be in every child's hands. In today's day and age so many kids take things for granted. From their phones and tablets to the meals they eat every single day. It made me take a look at my son – he's got 3 different tablets and throws away more food than he eats. It made me realize how incredibly wasteful we can be – I think we are all guilty of it at times.
When Sophia goes to India to visit her grandma she meets a girl – Nanaki. Nanaki is working so she can get some food for her brother. They don't have parents and live in mud houses with other kids like them. It makes Sophia really look at life in a different way. A truly remarkable story! The illustrations are gorgeous and fit the story well.
Huge thanks to iRead Book Tours and Susan for my gifted copy!
Susan, a legal advocate for children’s rights, has long harbored a dream of crafting a tale that would empower young readers to understand and champion the rights of their peers. Drawing upon her own experiences as a young person comprehending privilege, she was inspired to write a book that would not only entertain but also inspire her readers to consider pressing social issues and to actively strive to make the world a better place for all children.
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