The Boy From Afar

Story of Acceptance

Children - Picture Book
31 Pages
Reviewed on 02/22/2021
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The little boy in the story was upset; it was the eighth day in a row he had wet the bed, and after a few minutes, he realized it was only a dream. He was away from home and his parents and he could not go back. He knew he had to take care of himself, so he crossed his arms like a butterfly and gently tapped his shoulders with opposite hands. He learned to give himself a butterfly hug so that when he panicked he could comfort himself and feel better. He learned about the butterfly technique from the School Counselor. He met his School Counselor every week after moving as a refugee. He was a different boy now compared to what he was twenty months ago. He was not doing well in school and he did not know where his family was. He was worried about his parents and sister and he hoped someone would come and take his pain away. A wizard appeared after a few minutes and the little boy told the wizard what was bothering him. The wizard granted him a wish, but would it help the boy deal with his problems?

The Boy From Afar: Story of Acceptance by Shailaja Laxman is a wonderful story that has excellent life lessons and messages for readers that will help them deal with sadness, anxiety, and loneliness. The story is also about self-love and acceptance and will help readers rise above their problems and live life. The illustrations are bright and colorful and make the concept clear to young readers. It is the perfect story for parents and tutors to use for read-aloud and storytelling sessions to encourage children to look on the brighter side of life, not give up, and to deal with unpleasant situations in a better way.