My thanks to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for children’s book Brad was Sad by M.C. Goldrick. I’m sharing my review today.
There is also a lovely giveaway for US/Canadian readers to win one of three paperback copies of Brad was Sad through this link. Please note that this giveaway is independent of Linda’s Book Bag.
Brad was Sad
Did Brad’s dad make him sad?
Brad thought he had…until his dog, Plaid, proved he could choose his outlook and feel glad.
Kids learn best through stories. Empower your child to own their feelings with this beautifully illustrated picture book by award-winning author, M.C. Goldrick.
Brad’s dog Plaid shows him how to feel and deal with emotions. Though Brad is having a bad day, Plaid shows him that it’s in his power to choose his perspective and his feelings.
My Review of Brad Was Sad
Brad’s been told off and he’s sad!
Although this is a simple story for young children, there’s a lovely message behind Brad Was Sad because Brad is shown the truth about his emotions through his pet dog Plaid, and comes to realise he alone is responsible for his feeling through the way he responds to others. This would afford an excellent opportunity to explore feelings and emotions with a child at bedtime.
Told through rhyme, Brad Was Sad also allows language development, particularly through the consideration of spelling for homophones.
There are charming images to support the text throughout and the blue background fits perfectly the concept of feeling blue or sad. I really like the inclusion of a web address where there is a free activity book to be had too.
Brad Was Sad is a quick and easy read that children will enjoy and will be able to relate to perfectly.
About M. C. Goldrick
Award-winning author & mother of two, M.C. Goldrick sees feelings as our first language. Through her books she helps us identify and own our emotions. Her acclaimed Juvenile fiction series TIMEFLIES is an example of how stories can both enrich and entertain. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with her family.
About Rebecca Alexander
Rebecca Alexander, mother of two now-grown-up boys, is an accomplished artist with a private gallery. Her work has been featured on Canada Post Christmas Cards & stamps. She lives in St.Catharines, Ontario, Canada.