This is the story of boy coping with his mother's military deployment, the story follows the boy's conversation with his grandfather. The grandfather tell the boy about how he felt when his father was deployed to serve in World War II.
This is a really good book to explain to young children why their mommy or daddy is going away for a short time. Military deployment causes a lot of grief for families, especially young children who have a hard time understanding why a parent is going away for a while. Vanita has a great way of writing books that put things into perspective for young children in a way that it is easy for them to understand things without belittling the seriousness of things.
Rating 5 out of 5