Our Twitchy

Summary:

Twitchy is confused when he learns that he is a rabbit and his parents are a cow and a horse. Since they are his family, he needs to look more like them.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story effectively introduces how a family works, without getting technical or detailed about adoption. The narrative doesn't go overboard, and the illustrations are great (even offering a chuckle or two).

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

S/He liked Twitchy and asked to read it several times. The farm setting made it attractive to our animal lover.

Parent Reaction

This is a sweet story that helps introduce the idea that we are each our own person, and we don't have to "look like" someone else to share love.

Type of Book:
This is a story about adoption.
Educational Themes:

Although billed as a book about adoption, this is also a story about the importance of being yourself and not trying model yourself after others.

Reading Level:
2.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 7
Age of child:
Started reading with child nearly 3 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a story that has facets that will teach and reassure a child through several phases of development and self-discovery.

Title Our Twitchy
Author Mary McQuillan, Kes Gray
Publisher Henry Holt and Company © 2003
ISBN 0805074546
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Animal Character, Family - Adoption, Family, Life Lessons
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