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Reviewed by Robin McCoy for Readers' Favorite
This is a very touching story to read to your young child, ages 2-8. As Michael grows from preschool to adult age, he is taught invaluable life lessons through the help of his mother's guidance and love. Michael is taught that there will be challenges and obstacles in life, and that it is important to persevere and give it his all. He shouldn't not try or give up. What a great message to send to children! Michael's mother helps him believe in himself and teaches him that anything is possible, if he puts his mind and heart into it. Dream big!!!! This is what I hope to instill in my children. The world is at their fingertips, and we see this with this heart-warming story. I don't want to spoil the ending, but it is very touching and truly shows the strong bond between Michael and his mother, and how a love between a mother and child remains strong, even while the children grow up, move away and start a family of their own.
As an added bonus to the beautiful story line and illustrations, there are 16 dog bones hidden in the story for your child to find. This will keep them engaged in the story as they try to find them. This is truly a book I will continue to read to my children and pass along to family and friends.