Parents' Guide to

Marshmallow

By Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cuddly read-aloud perfect for bedtime.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Adorable, definitely a keeper!

Addison loves this! I bought her this several years ago, and she usually insists I read this to her at bedtime at least once or twice a month. It's a very sweet story about how a kitty learns to live with a rabbit. It certainly helped Addison through a little selfish stage she got into at about five years old. Soon after I bought it and read it to her, she got over her little selfish stage, and I think that the book had something to do with it. I love that this book. It's a little on the long side, but I'm willing to take a little extra time for a great book. Overall, it's an amazingly illustrated and very nicely written children's book.

Is It Any Good?

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There's a reason that this book has lasted so long in print; from the stellar illustrations to the somewhat long-winded but sweet story, it's a picture book that resonates with kids. Miss Tilly brings fluffy bunny Marshmallow home to live with her tabby cat Oliver. The book charts the small family's adjustment to one another with lots of homey details and enough subtle insight to weather repeated readings.

With themes small kids can really understand -- missing mommy, making friends, feeling scared of new situations -- and a perfectly happy ending, MARSHMALLOW is the perfect bedtime read-aloud, especially with the cuddly pictures. The only downside is that the book is long. Some kids won't have the patience to sit through the whole story, but even then parents can use the pictures to pick and choose what to share in the text. Again, try the book at night when kids are winding down and might be willing to listen to a longer story.

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