|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that this book is the perfect summertime read. It would make a great read aloud, as families could commiserate over the bad luck that follows Ry, his grandfather, his parents, and even the family dogs, and celebrate the kindness they all find as they deal with setbacks that could discourage anyone. The story lends itself to discussions of the "what would you do if that happened to you?" variety. There's barely any mature content to speak of (no drinking, no violence, almost no swearing), but the story will resonate most with teens and up.