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Dear Boy, A Celebration of Cool, Clever, Compassionate You!

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Encouraging advice for boys stresses kindness, compassion.

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This encouraging book is loaded with positive messages, examples of kind, compassionate behavior, and cute cartoony illustrations by Holly Hatam. Some of the thoughts are tried and true, like "Believe in yourself before others can believe in you." And some seem fresher, like "It's okay not to know," "Always trust magic," and "Feeling cloudy? / It's okay to let the rain fall." There's even a message about consent: "Yes means yes. / Anything else means no." All hold the possibility of prompting further discussion and coming up with other real-life examples, making Dear Boy, a great, comforting, thought-provoking read-aloud.

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