The Inside Story is a green adventure book about a piece of mail that goes through the mail system and ends up recycled into a children’s book. No one will look at mail in the same way after reading or listening to this book. Children love the surprise ending! Parents, teachers, and kids love the story and vibrant pictures. Younger kids like the rhyme, while older kids understand the messages. Kathy’s books “grow with the child,” as many readers say.
The story also addresses the effect of change on our lives. Often something happens in our lives, and there is change. We then have to learn to deal with the change and move forward. As the dedication on the first page indicates, “For everyone who has endured difficult times and grown stronger as a result… this is for you.“
An excellent resource for teachers, library ‘story hours,’ and parents. Discussion questions to further the reading/learning experience are included. Themes in The Inside Story include: learning about the postal system, the importance of recycling, dealing with change.