Saturday, June 10, 2017
CHARACTER COUNTS: Pandora
By Victoria Turnbull
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, Picture Book. 2017.
Although Pandora lives among an overwhelming large amount of broken things, she spends her days fixing things "bringing lost and forgotten things back to life". One day, she finds a hurt bird. Despite not being familiar with fixing living, breathing things, she does her very best to nurse the bird back to health.
This book immediately came to mind to be included in the "character counts" theme for the summer. Pandora's continued dedication to make the overwhelming world she lives in a better place, little by little, is inspiring to me. Sometimes the only thing we can do is start, wherever we are, and move forward. She cares for and helps the little bird recover. The bird again returns to flight, but Pandora and the bird keep their amazing friendship strong and Pandora's world is changed forever.
Start today, wherever you are, and take a tiny step toward making this a better world!