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Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move

By Susan Fitzgerald, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Alexander has big feelings in funny story about moving.

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Kids love this book and adults will too. Brothers don't always get along -- but they do come through in the end -- as Nick does when he tells Alexander he can sleep in his room if he's scared at the new house. In Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move, author Judith Viorst cleverly shows how Alexander comes around to reality. Still, it's important that he does so on his own terms and not before considering the alternatives.

Sadness, anger, and denial come before acceptance. And it's good for readers to know that these feelings are normal and OK. It's even better that they're expressed with understanding and humor. Robin Preiss Glasser's black-and-white illustrations are great at capturing Alexander's emotions.

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