November 22, 2007
We solemnly swear that the first, thoughtfully positive and rather persuasive review of Can I Sit With You? on lulu.com was totally unsolicited. We honestly have no idea who wrote it, but we loooooves them very much.
...For any adult who wants to be allied with a child (and even normal kids get the blues), this kind of book may be just the thing to open up discussion of what's happening to that child. It may comfort just because of its honesty and its assurance that other children have felt and survived these things, or it could be used to foster problem-solving to help a child cope with the pitfalls and hazards of even the most normal school experience. It could also help kids who don't have problems (or who are the problems) to see the situation from the point of view of those who are struggling, and open up the way for conversations about compassion and the different experiences of other people.Happy Thanksgiving, all.
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