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The Little Boy Who Was Precious by Reagan Chesnut

The Little Boy, Who Was Precious - Reagan Chesnut
Which did you find more appealing, the introduction or the conclusion? The introduction because the author uses it as a ‘guide’ for the family unit who is starting out. When the baby is born, they live together and as he grows older his parents move into their own home. For this reader, it is a necessary book for children to explore and understand the extended family unit.  

Why would you recommend or not recommend this book? Anyone who has read a Ladybird book growing up, will appreciate this story and author. It is as precious as the title and illustrations. My only criticism is the pricing of the book. I really wanted to gift it to my nephews and nieces but more than $5 for 35 pages seemed a bit much. We recently bought Twas the NIght Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol for a lot less. I understand that a lot of effort has gone into the book and at some point the author needs to recover her costs but the price did make me think twice. Others may feel different. 

Did the book description relate to the story? It did and although it is fine as it is I would have liked to know from the description how this book would benefit a child. How educational is it? Which age group is it best suited for? (I think any child 3 and above would appreciate the story) Were the illustrations hand painted? (I think they were) A more detailed book description might explain the price a little more as well. 

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review. 
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