Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nobody Here But Me by Judith Viorst; illustrated by Christine Davenier

Nobody Here But Me; Judith Viorst; New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008; 29pp. Picture book.

Sometimes you can feel all alone in a crowd--even in your own house with every family member home! That's the situation of the young boy in this story. He keeps trying to get attention from his parents and sibling, but everyone is too busy to notice him, despite many attempts, including making a huge mess in the kitchen and hiding in the basement. Even crying "Wolf!" gets him nowhere.

The best aspect of this book stems from the fact that everyone has felt that "lonely, but not alone" feeling before. Every person, especially children, crave attention and this book is a great reminder that people, particularly family, should come first in our lives. This is a book that will strike a chord with everyone!

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