A Space for Me
I enjoyed this book because I relate to the situation very well. I am an oldest child, and I read this to my son who is my oldest. The story is about a boy named Alex who gets tired of sharing his room with his younger brother, so he goes and makes him a fort in the backyard out of blanket. He has some quiet and dreams about dragons and other fun things. He also realizes that he has made his brother sad. When he asks him about it, his brother says, “but I want to play with you.” So, they figure out a way to make a space for Lucas too. Alex figures out that sometimes it’s okay to play by yourself and sometimes it’s fun to play with others too.
I enjoyed the illustrations. They were full of life, color, and emotion. I appreciated the detail of the pictures from the large trees to the small squirrels and shoes. I appreciated that this book is about a boy because it is sometimes hard to find books for my son these days.
My six-year-old son really enjoyed this book. He liked the idea that there was someone like him who had to figure out when to have his own space and when to share his space with his sister.
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