Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship

Monday, July 10, 2017

Book Review - Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship

Priscilla Pack Rat: Making Room for Friendship

About the Book
Priscilla has a knack for finding the best and prettiest things. But when tasked with choosing a birthday gift for her friends, she finds it hard to part with her collection. Priscilla eventually learns that searching for happiness through the accumulation of "stuff" leads to disappointment and loneliness. This story encourages kids to focus on the party rather than the presents! Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers" about problematic collecting.

My Take on the Book
Claudine Crangle wrote an excellent book which will bring up some discussion topics for you and your child. Priscilla likes to collect things but her collection becomes so large and so important to her that it takes all the space in her little house. The stuff also keeps her from enjoying the giving of a gift to her rat friends on their birthdays. There is an event which causes Priscilla to think through her collecting and to decide what really matters in her life~~~ her friends. The ending is just perfect for this story about the value of friendship over things in ones life. Dr. Elizabeth McCallum has written an important letter to parents about collecting vs hoarding. Her letter covers how to assist your child in deciding what to get rid of in their rooms .

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