The Ring Bearer by Floyd Cooper
Publisher: Philomel Books
Grade Level: Preschool – 2
Age Range: 3- 7 years
Jackson’s mama is getting married, and he gets to be the ring bearer. But Jackson is worried . . . What if he trips? Or walks too slowly? Or drops the rings? And what about his new stepsister, Sophie? She’s supposed to be the flower girl, but Jackson’s not sure she’s taking her job as seriously as she should.
In a celebration of blended families, this heartwarming story, stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Floyd Cooper, is a perfect gift for any child who’s nervous to walk down the aisle at a wedding, and shows kids that they can handle life’s big changes.
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Now that spring is here, wedding season will soon be upon us! Little Jackson isn’t thrilled about the idea of his Mama tying the knot. He’s worried about having to call Bill his dad and sharing his stuff with his soon-to-be stepsister, Sophie. But most of all, he’s nervous about being the ring bearer in the wedding. What if he trips? Or even worse, drops the rings?
I enjoyed reading this book with the kids because I love everything about weddings! As a little girl I never had the chance to be a flower girl in a wedding, so I hope my daughter has the opportunity to one day. I also would love to see my handsome little guy be a ring bearer in a wedding. This would definitely be a book we’d read together to help prepare them for their important jobs.
Told from the perspective of the ring bearer, this book shows little readers that getting married symbolizes the start of something new. It also shows children how families grow and change and teaches them about responsibility and commitment. I think it’s the perfect book to gift to a little ring bearer or flower girl for an upcoming wedding as it may help them cope with feeling nervous about the wedding or adding new people to their family. A beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations and themes of: family, love, coping with change, blended families, dealing with feelings, being responsible and honoring your commitments.
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