Anna's Special Gift


Children - Picture Book
38 Pages
Reviewed on 11/15/2018
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Anna's Special Gift by Rachelle Layne is the charming story of a little girl, Anna, who lives with her mother. Anna is very excited that day when she comes back from school. She has been invited to her friend's birthday party. When she tells her mother, she is very sad because she has no money to buy a birthday gift for Anna's friend. Their rent was due the next day and she tells Anna she cannot go because there is no money to buy a gift. Anna is in tears because this is the first birthday party she was invited to in years. Will Anna finally be able to buy a gift and attend her friend's birthday party?

This is a beautiful and heartwarming story of sharing, friendship, kindness, generosity, unselfishness, giving, and receiving. The illustrations are wonderful and they bring the concept alive and give the story a good fluidity and pace. Anna's character is real, lovable, and relatable and there is a lot children can learn from her. It is a beautiful storybook that can be used in classrooms for discussions and activities, and tutors will be able to show children the importance of sharing, giving, and receiving gifts with love and not being selfish. This book is also for all parents who find it difficult at times to make ends meet and this story conveys a good message to them as well. Messages and concepts are always clear and easy to understand when narrated through a story, just like this one.

Christine

Book was great !