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{Maybe Tomorrow?: Charlotte Agell}Maybe Tomorrow? by Charlotte Agell
Published by Scholastic Press on March 26, 2019
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – Elba has a black block. She’s been dragging it around for a long time.

Norris dances everywhere he goes, even uphill. He is always surrounded by a happy cloud of butterflies.

Can Norris and his butterflies help ease Elba’s sadness and convince her to join them on a trip to the ocean?

This tender exploration of loss illuminates how kindness, empathy, and friendship can lift our spirits and see us through many tomorrows. It will resonate with anyone who has experienced hardship or grief, from the death of a loved one or a pet, to a friend moving away, or the transition to a new home or family situation.

{My thoughts} – Elba and Norris have two totally different personalities. Eventually the two of them become friends. Elba had lost someone close to her and is having problems letting go. Norris has no problem letting go and moving forward.

This book helps to show children that it’s okay to move forward and have fun after you lose someone that was once really important to you. The illustrations and the words within the pages go together so nicely. The two of them help to paint a wonderful picture, that shows children through imagination what it is like to hold onto sadness. It helps to show them what it is like to let go of that sadness as well. I think this is a great book.

This book has the potential to teach children so much and I look forward to sharing it with my girls when they get a little older.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.