by Glyn Harper & Jenny Cooper
War is never an easy subject for a children’s book, but this beautifully illustrated 32 page picture book addresses the Vietnam War with finesse.
Eight year old Sarah has a close bond with her grandfather but wonders why sometimes he gets sad. Her curiosity is aroused when she discovers he was a Vietnam veteran, so she asks her grandfather about the war.
The text is age appropriate for younger readers and the full page illustrations skilfully represent the storyline.
Kids may have questions after reading this thought-provoking story so the reference section at the end of the story, providing a summary of facts about the Vietnam War, is useful. The section finishes with a commentary highlighting how many veterans were treated by their countries on their return home.
Author: Glyn Harper & Jenny Cooper
Available: Now at www.exislepublishing.com