My kids love it when a book makes me cry. Happy crying or sad crying – it makes no difference to them. They are entertained. “Look, Mom’s crying!” is definitely an announcement that turns heads while I am reading aloud. And, I have to say that I love it when a book makes me cry.
All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated with paintings by Mike Wimmer is sweet, poignant, lovely and well – a crier. At least for me. My children seem to have hearts of steel. Request this one from your library, curl up in a snuggly place with every child in your house who will let you, and have a good, cozy cry.
You won’t regret it.