“Ready, Set, Skip” by Jane O’Connor was a great read…it’s a great book for kids and teaches them a great lesson…that just because you can’t do one thing good doesn’t mean you can’t do a lot of other things great…the main character of this novel thinks it’s the worst thing that she can’t skip…she thinks it’s the worst thing ever, but, then, she starts looking at things she can do, and, eventually learns that, to skip, isn’t as hard as she thought.
As a parent, I really like this book and will probably keep it on my daughter’s bookshelf for a long time. I want her to grow up knowing that she shouldn’t be down on herself just because she can’t do something. If she just starts focusing on what she can do, and puts a little effort toward what she can’t, she’ll find that she just might be able to succeed after all.
I give it 5 stars.
P.S. My daughter received “Ready, Set, Skip!” through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It’s a great program, allowing your child to receive 1 book a month from birth to 5-years old.