Thursday, June 29, 2017

Edward Gets Messy by Rita Meade / Book Review

By: Rita Meade
Illustrated by: Olga Stern
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Released on: September 2016
Ages: 3 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It!
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

A very particular little pig discovers the joys that come with getting messy in this sweet and silly debut picture book. 

Edward the pig never pets friendly dogs on the street. He never, ever eats food that spills or splatters. And he never, ever, EVER uses markers or glue sticks or paint. They are just too messy. 

But what happens when—GLOOP!—a big tub of paint falls on Edward’s perfectly neat little head? Well, it might just turn out that getting messy has its upsides, too. 

After all, even particular pigs can clean up afterward.

Edward does not like messes but, he misses out on so much fun with his friends because of it. On the day he accidentally makes a big mess, he learns the fun, creativity, experimenting and joys of playful messes with this friends. Kids will love this story and seeing all of the messes that Edward gets in to. They will relate to his reluctance to new things but love when he learns that is ok, because messes can be cleaned up.

This is a wonderful story that young children can relate to and enjoy. We loved the pictures and the adorable Edward. My children enjoyed how clean he was but they also loved seeing his new adventurous and messy side. This is great read for children who are learning that making mistakes is great, trying new things is important and don't be afraid to embrace new things. You will want this book for your young readers!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~