★★★★★ 53 real customer reviews average rating: 4.6 stars
5 Stars By prisrob on 2016-10-07
Who You Are Begins With Your Past
Do you know where your great grandmother came from? Did she come from a far way country?
The author, Jamie Lee Curtis, has written another book for children that combines a fun story that the children will take part in, and an educational lesson for us all. One day at school, the teacher shared her story of her great grandmother, and how she came to the United States. She was told to pack a suitcase with her favorite things, she could not take much, and they would not be returning for their other things. This was very difficult. And, then the teacher asked the children what they would bring if they had one small suitcase, what would they choose. Roberto, Shanay, Trey and Kate are just a few of the children, and we see what they chose. When you read this book, you will begin to think about what you would choose.
Parents and other adults will enjoy reading this book to their children. This is the opportune time for the adults and children to discuss where they came from, and what they might choose if they had to leave their homes. This is such a wonderful opportunity to educate our children about immigrants, and why and how other people need and want to leave their home countries. The story is told in rhyme, this is such a fun, lyrical method of reading for adults and children. The illustrations by Laura Cornell are bright, vivid and colorful, and they depict the adventures of children deciding what they would pack if they had to leave home. Empathy and love for each other is so important in this world, and this book is one small start on this journey.
Highly Recommended. prisrob 10-07-16
5 Stars By Heather on 2017-01-17
Love this book!
This book is so cute! It really gets you thinking about what you would take with you in the suitcase. My kids love it. My oldest has brought this book to school for his teacher to read aloud. The class loved it and so did the teacher. I would definitely recommend this book! I love Jamie Lee Curtis and I look foward to anything else for her.
5 Stars By Kirkules on 2017-12-28
Loves these books!
Books by Jamie and Laura are our families favorites! When my wife and I were dating, we would sit in B&N and read them together and just laugh at the details in the illustrations. So much fun! Good memories.
5 Stars By Gloria Contreras on 2017-01-03
A Must have
I've got this book for my grandkids for Christmas , I came to this country with their dad when he was 6 years old.
I told him exactly those words "we're leaving and we're not coming back, you can only take a few things" I cried and cried while I read the book when it came.non the mail.
5 Stars By Lois G. Owens on 2016-11-10
I have several of Jamie Lee Curtis' books and have ...
I have several of Jamie Lee Curtis' books and have read them to my grandchildren lots of times. Now that they're grown, I read them for myself.
5 Stars By Loretta Rush on 2017-02-28
Wonderful book! My grandson loves it. He has ask for more! Thanks for providing a product that touches a child's emotion. Very well put. I received promptly. Very popular! Thanks!!
5 Stars By J. Hassler on 2016-10-12
I love all of Jamie's books
Her illustrated is a delight! I thin I have a complete collection to share with my grandchildren!
5 Stars By Peggy Touchet on 2016-10-23
Love this book
Love this book. Saw Jamie Lee Curtis on tv..and immediately checked to see if I could purchase it here. Yes! It arrived in the time that it was supposed to..and I ordered 2 or 3 (I think) so I could share with family. Thank you.
5 Stars By carol goldstein on 2016-11-05
I had the booked shipped to my granddaughter. All I know is that she loves it!
4 Stars By Liz M B on 2017-10-09
Helpful to aid kids to understand some of what is going on around them right now
Very good read