Parents, I’ve observed, are grateful for teaching moments. Here’s a child’s book, filled with illustrations, that creates exactly that.
A little while ago, a cat became trapped in a wall of the Dallas animal shelter. Neither the manager nor the employees and volunteers took action. The cat cried and scratched. Eventually, it died. Reading this made me sick.
That day, the Taylor’s book arrived. As I read it, I kept thinking of my great-niece who turned one this summer and who, in a few months, will be ready for Aunt Robin to read her a story. Eddie and Bingo will be on the top of the stack of books because it does teach a moral. I want my niece to have strong morals. I want my niece to grow up with the strength and courage that, own her own and without approval, she would free a cat or rescue Bingo. I want her to know the satisfaction of finding a win/win solution.
Eddie and Bingo is all about knowing the right way will find the winning solution.
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