I received a free ecopy of this book from Netgalley and Tanglewood in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Pamela Hall
Illustrator: Jennifer A. Bell
Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Length: 32 pages
Walnut and his mom agree that it would be fun if he could go to work with her, and they fantasize about the adventures they could share. Though it can't always happen, Walnut's mother assures him that he is always on her mind, and together they find ways to have a physical presence for each other when at work or school. This light-hearted story provides parents an opportunity to reassure children on their importance in busy parents' lives.
Little Walnut wants to spend all day with his mom but she has to go to work and he has to go to school. At breakfast, they imagine all the things they could do together but afterward Walnut is still rather downtrodden. His mother explains that she carries him with her everywhere she goes and he can do the same.
This is a cute little story about a mother and son who must spend their days at work and school when they'd much rather be together and how they deal with that. His mother has photos of Walnut at work, on her computer, and in a locket she wears.
This would be a great book for children of parents who work a lot or kids who want to spend more time with their parents. It helps show that the parent is always thinking about the child and everything they do is to better their lives.
These fluffy-tailed squirrels are adorably illustrated and the story is wonderfully light-hearted and modern.