Maribel’s Rainy Day
By: Shauna Havlina, Leanne Richter, and Ceth Ashen
Ages 10 and under
The authors of Jameon’s Closet are back at it, again, with another inspirational, self-help children’s book! Maribel’s Closet is “a story about coping with worry. It is meant to help kids weather the storms of bad memories and daily worries that keep them from reaching their fullest potential.”
I think the authors’ use of pouring rain to describe worry is a really great analogy. This story tells the reader that the best way to get through a storm is to relax, put on your rain gear, and walk on through.
Another thing I liked was the illustrations! I definitely fell in love with them throughout the book, and they worked so well with the story.
This book isn’t just beneficial to the children, but also to the parents who are reading it to them! Sometimes it’s the simplest of messages that we need to hear.
Maribel’s Closet is funny, cute, and very thought-provoking! It not only dealt with worry, but also briefly touched on trusting foster parents (which I believe could spark a good discussion with any child). I wholeheartedly recommend it to all parents and teachers!