Monday, November 15, 2010

Book Review- Thumb Love

By Elise Primavera
Published by Robin Corey Books
Received from: Random House Kids
Released on October 12th, 2010
4.5 stars- A Great Read for Thumb Suckers

Lulu was a thumb sucker. She and her thumb were very happy together—in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, Lulu and her thumb were best friends.

Despite the urging of her family and the teasing of her friends, Lulu just would not give up her thumb-sucking habit. That is, until one day . . . when Lulu made up her mind to stop. And to help herself and thumb suckers all over the world, Lulu developed a program—one with steps. Twelve steps, to be exact. Join Lulu in her quest to kick the habit as she goes through the steps in this funny and insightful picture book.

Told in a light-hearted manner and filled with good humor about a universal and important concern,
Thumb Love will be embraced by parents and caregivers alike. This is not an issue book but a story that will resonate with anyone who is—or was—a kid
(quoted from Goodreads).

This is such a great book for those who have been thumb suckers and for those who have thumb suckers. Lulu is a thumb sucker, and at an age where she should be out growing it, but feels too attached to her thumb to let him go. When she awakes one night from a nightmare of having buck teeth and unable to say words correctly, Lulu decides it's time to stop sucking her thumb, and comes up with a 12 step program to stop.

Lulu has a great voice and she's one my daughter loved reading about. We enjoyed reading about her program and what she did to stop sucking her thumb. It's not easy to stop, but with a little will power, not giving up and having support, Lulu shows readers they too can stop sucking their thumb.

Don't miss our blog post with Elise Primavera here

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