Can I Always Come Back Home? (Christine Cruz)


(Notes: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the author in exchange for an honest review. This review was delayed due to a family illness.) 

Happy November, everyone! Our book today is Can I Always Come Back Home?, written by Christine Cruz and illustrated by Daniela Frongia, a story about the special bond between mother and child.

On the way home from school one day, a little boy asks his mother, “Can I always come back home?” She says that he can, of course. The boy’s imagination takes flight, and he comes up with all manner of adventures and journeys he might embark upon, making sure to check each time if he would be able to return home after each one. His mother eases his mind: wherever she is, he will have a home.

This was a wonderfully sweet story with a timeless theme. The narrative was easy to read aloud and full of fun flights of fancy, with a touching final lesson that strikes a chord with any mother and child. The illustrations are a bit generic, but colorful and bright, and JJ seemed to enjoy them, and the length is just right for little readers. Baby Bookworm approved!

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