BREADCRUMBS by Anne Ursu, illustrations by Erin McGuire. This book is in my TOP 5 ALL TIME FAVORITES. A retelling of THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen, this book is so much more than it's inspiration. A MUST READ for all fans of fantasy. The protagonist, Hazel, is a fantasy lover as well and mentions many great books in her narrative.
Mom or Dad can be available at a set time (15 minutes before departure time) to sit and read a favorite book (we used fairy tales) or play a game. Kids join in when all tasks are complete.
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