Book Title: I Miss School by Ryan Reaves
Category: Children’s Non-Fiction (Ages 3-7), 24 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publisher: Dawn Reaves
Release date: Feb 2021
Format available for review: print-softback (USA), pdf
Tour dates: July 6 to July 26, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.
“I Miss School” is written by a child, for a child. In this heartwarming and honest story, kids will understand that their feelings about the pandemic are normal and it is perfectly acceptable to feel a range of emotions related to not going to in-person school. The book instills hope for kids that brighter days are ahead.
I Miss School is an adorable book. The fact that it is written by a 6-year-old last year in 2020 makes it interesting. With the beginning of the pandemic, the school-going children, all over the world, saw their lives changing suddenly overnight where they couldn’t carry on going to school like they normally used to and had to switch to laptops and tablets for continuing the learning at home.
Ryan Reaves’s story is the same. In the book, she is shown as sitting in front of the computer at home and dreaming about how much she misses her school; her teacher; her friends – playing with them, having lunch with them; attending birthday parties; and so on. As a parent, I can empathize with this little girl as much I do with my 10-year-old son facing the same situation.
The book is quite easy to read with simple sentences and attractive illustrations. Children will be able to identify with the book by finding words to how they must be feeling about missing their own school. Kids will understand that their feelings about the pandemic are normal and it is perfectly acceptable to feel a range of emotions related to not going to in-person school.
Let’s hope the pandemic situation improves all over the world and the lives of school going children return to normal.
Meet the Author:
Six-year-old Ryan Reaves began writing her debut story “I Miss School” at five years old after yearning to return to her brick-and-mortar school during the covid 19 pandemic. She wanted to write the book for other kids, so they knew they weren’t alone in their thoughts and feelings and that we are all in this together.
connect with the author: instagram
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This book review is a part of the Book Tour organized by iRead Book Tours.
I received a complimentary pdf copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.