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Reviewed by Lori Orlinsky for Readers' Favorite
When Kids Have Grandparents As Parents by Lauren Gould is a touching story about a boy who notices he is different than his peers because, in his family, he does not have a mom and a dad in the traditional sense. Instead, he is being raised by his grandma and grandpa. We find out later in the story that he does still have his mom and dad in his life. In fact, he has a special relationship with them, as he sees them on some weekends and does special things with them, like riding bikes or fishing. While one would think that he would feel left out, especially on holidays like Mother's and Father's Day, he has a positive attitude and embraces his non-traditional family. In fact, he even relishes the fact that he has lots of people who love him.
When Kids Have Grandparents As Parents by Lauren Gould is a wonderful story that illustrates how families come in all shapes and sizes, and that’s okay. I like that the main character did not sit around feeling sorry for himself, especially as he is reminded in school that his family is not traditional. The underlying messages in the story are about accepting your unique situation and appreciating the people who love you. It is wonderful to see the main character with such a healthy dose of self-confidence. You can tell the author wrote this book with love for someone very special. We definitely need more books like this in the world today!