Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Children's Book Review: Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (Ages 4-8)

Mr. Hatch Book Cover
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli tells the inspirational story of Mr. Hatch who lives a dull, routine, uneventful life. He takes the same route to work, day in and day out. He eats the same boring meal day in, day out. He may have a sandwich and a prune for dessert. He keeps to himself, talks to no one really. You get the idea. Until one day, Mr. Hatch receives a simply terrific surprise, a heart-shaped box of chocolates. Who sent this wonderful gift to Mr. Hatch? He wonders. This box of chocolates makes a spectacular change in the life of Mr. Hatch. He finally receives a gift much more wonderful than he could ever imagine.

This book is about giving, sharing and receiving. Often simple acts show that you care, and can make such a difference to those that are lonely and in need. We often do not know the impact we have had on the lives of others. This funny, delightful book delivers an extraordinary gift. Share this book with a child. This is a message that we should emphasize to children. Adults will also enjoy the book and can benefit from its simple yet important message.

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