Saturday, May 09, 2015
Edda: A Little Valkyrie's First Day of School, by Adam Auerbach
School is very scary. There are lots of new faces and she has to learn to take turns on the slide and to do things she doesn't want to do. But in the end, she makes friends and even invites her friends to come visit her in Asgard and see the dragons.
I don't really review many picture books, but occasionally something just jumps out at me like this. Little kids won't get the jokes (in fact, most adults probably won't either!), but I loved the humor and sly references to Norse mythology. The story itself is very sweet and addresses children's fears and apprehensions about leaving home and attending school for the first time.