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The Invisible String – Patrice Karst

Title: The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst

Illustrator: Joanne Lew-Vriethoff (new version), Geoff Stevenson (old version)

Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book

Plot: Jeremy and Liza go wake up their mom because they miss someone who’s far away. Their mom explains that everyone’s connected by an invisible string made of love. It can stretch as far as the person is away. The string doesn’t go away if the person has past away. The string will never go away if they love someone.

Rating: 4.3 – a sweet story about how everyone’s connected

Opinion: This was one of the last books I got to read at the daycare. One of the kids was talking to their dad about it when they got dropped off. The family brought it to the daycare the next day. It was super sweet and I loved it. The kids seemed to connect with it, too. It’s a simple way to remind kids that no matter where someone is, that you’ll always be with them in their, and your, heart. I loved that the author added the fact that the string won’t disappear if someone passes away. This is a great story for kids who’ve moved away from family and friends or lost family. I’d recommend this book for a classroom or at home. Also while looking online, I found lots of activities to go with the book.


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