“Kathryn the Grape- Just Like Magic” by Kathryn Cloward and Jody Duhamel and illustrated by Christine Winscott-
“POOF! Just Like Magic! That’s how easy it is to fall in love with Kathryn the Grape and her magical butterfly friend, Maggie! These inspiring characters teach that each of us has our own magic within. As your children read along, they will discover their own inner strength and fearlessness, learn about making new friends, and learn the importance of helping others. Kathryn the Grape takes the reader on a journey of discovery and spreads the message that everyone is magical!”
I love the illustration and colors of “Kathryn the Grape- Just Like Magic”. They are so bright and detailed and keep you wanting to look at each page.
The moral of the story is awesome too. One thing I would say is the word “magic” is used maybe a bit too much. BUT when Kathryn learns that it’s not the magic wand that has made her brave, that it is what is inside you, it makes the story great.
Kathryn has a magic wand and her butterfly friend, Maggie is there to teach her how to use it. You can’t use it for bad things. Kathryn sees a new kid at school who is all alone, she is scared to go talk to him, Maggie tells her to use her magic wand. And Kathryn gets the courage. Her first day of school she has bubbles in her tummy. With the wave of her wand they are gone.
Kathryn’s mom tells her at the end that the magic is inside her and she doesn’t need a wand.
What I got out of this is, the wand is like that security blanket. You feel lost without it but you one day realize you can do anything without your blanket. It’s been there inside you the whole time.
This book is great for families with kids who are struggling to feel strong/good about themselves and who may feel little in this big world. I believe it will help your kids learn courage and strength. It is a very cute book.
“$1 of from every book sold on KathryntheGrape.com is directed to the Kathryn the Grape Foundation whereupon we partner with non-profit agencies focused on at supporting education, empowerment and sustainability.”
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