Renee Conoulty: Xs and Os for Gabby Ann by Petrell Marie Ozbay


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Xs and Os for Gabby Ann by Petrell Marie Ozbay

Gabby Ann loves kisses and hugs. They are the BEST part about bedtime. There is nothing like an extra kiss and a hug – an X and an O – from her mommy before the lights go out. But, what about Gabby’s daddy? He works on the other side of the world, at least a million miles away. So, how are his kisses and hugs going to reach her? When will they get there? What if they get lost along the way?

Join the Xs and Os on a lively, global adventure as they find their way to Gabby Ann, helping children to realize the boundless and powerful spirit of a parent’s love.

10% of the net profit from every book sold will benefit the Operation Purple Camp Programs of the National Military Family Association.

Hey! Here's my review.

What happens when you blow a kiss to someone on the other side of the world? 

This beautifully illustrated childrens book tells the tale of how the hugs and kisses Daddy sent travelled across the world to his daughter. It is written in the repetitive pattern that works so well with picture books. It would work really well as a bedtime story, but would also be great to trigger conversations about how a child is coping while one of their parents are away. My husband is in the military, and is often away for work. I'm always on the lookout for books that can help my children understand and cope with this type of separation. This one it pitched perfectly at younger children. My four year old really enjoyed it. 

I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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