Parents' Guide to

The Life of Ty Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Kind boy faces change in family, friends in relatable tales.

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The pacing in The Life of Ty is a little slow, but the writing is good, giving readers a vocabulary boost here and there, and Ty's emotions are completely relatable. Ty shows remarkable maturity when he apologizes to friends for acting badly, or for a play date that didn't go well. And he has a good read on other kids' emotions, knowing how to handle a bullying kid or an attention hog. As for family role models, it doesn't get much better than the open, honest, loving, playful, and heartfelt relationships in Ty's family.

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