What defines who you are? That’s what Tad, the hero of the book “If I Can't Eat Flies, What Am I?” written by Alicia Pfaff meant to find out.
Tad was a young frog who happens to be allergic to flies. Out of all things, he was unable to eat the one thing he thought would define himself as an authentic frog. And if he’s unable to do that, what would make him a frog?
The story takes us along Tad’s journey through its lovely and whimsical illustrations as well as its rhyming narrative. I love how every element of this book has blended masterfully well to give its readers a magical and educational experience using Tad’s perspective.
I recommend this book to parents and guardians of children with food allergies. It’s a very valuable tool in assisting young ones who feel different because they’re unable to eat the same food that others could enjoy.
The lessons learned in this story can even be applied in other situations where children feel like they are left out and don’t belong. It’s definitely a book that can be read again and again to discover words of wisdom that could equip its readers with confidence on who they truly are.
The words and illustrations here make one’s reading light and enjoyable, but its message is very much timeless and profound. Even adults can learn something here because we all need to feel validated and we all desire to be confident of who we are.
What am I? Who am I? I hope that everyone who gets to read this one finds an answer that would fill one’s heart with hope, courage and love.
Hi, I'm Joyce! I review Children's Books as well as Christian, Fantasy, Romance, Memoirs, and Mystery Books. I do freelance as well as book club reviews. I'm also a novelist, poet, and self-help author. My inspirational blog is definitely a place to share reviews from a similar genre.
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