Feeling left out is not a good feeling. Being part of a group can really help kids’ self esteem, so when they are not included it really hurts. Adults often feel they need to provide the solution to the problem but Dudley’s Solo makes it clear that kids can come up with their own great ideas.
I love this book because it gives kids a different perspective on what someone else is going through. It’s also nice to see that the Childre’ns Band kids care about eachother, instead of looking the other way when they see Dudley’s upset, they take the time and find out what the problem is.
Every child has a voice, even if they’re deaf and mute. Dudley’s Solo has made a big impression on all my kids but especially girl2004, she seems to feel the most ‘different’ in groups and I’ve noticed that girls are especially exlusive in their “friendships”. I’ve read Dudley’s Solo at least 10 times a day for the last 2 weeks and there’s no sign of slowing down. A great story book for all ages in a Christian setting.
written by Tiffany Alexander
illustrated by Jeremiah Carstarphen
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