One out of 45 children in the United States will experience homelessness this year. "These all-too-invisible children are also twice as likely as other children to go hungry," writes Craig Wiesner in his review of The Lunch Thief. Anne Bromley's book "brings that reality to light along with some important lessons about how any child can make a difference in another child’s life through the simple acts of friendship and sharing," he writes in Kids Can Make a Difference.
This gourmet gem serves up the perfect recipe for a lesson on trustworthiness and empathy. Start with the question: Is stealing always wrong? Then read the book and ask things like this: Does Kevin want to be a lunch thief? What might you do if you were Kevin? Have you ever been in a similar situation? What does Kevin have to do to make things right? Why did Kevin offer Rafael a quarter for his lunch in the end? Will Rafael take the quarter? Why or why not? What consequences, if any, would you give Kevin?
Anne Bromley takes you on a sad and happy journey in The Lunch Thief. The title says a lot, but the title is just the beginning . . . . This is a beautiful picture book and I do not want to give away the ending. Be assured your child will learn about giving, asking questions, listening to others, and sharing.