REVIEW: A Difficult Thing: The Importance of Admitting Mistakes (2021)

A Children’s book by Silvia Vecchini

Anyone with a child will know the problems with trying to help them learn the difference between right and wrong, and perhaps the most important thing involved in that is being able to admit when you are wrong and learning from it. Diamond Book Distributors has released a book all about that sort of thing for young readers called A Difficult Thing: The Importance of Admitting Mistakes by Silvia Vecchini. I normally do not review children’s books on here, but I was unaware of how short this was when I was given the ability to do a review for it, and I figured – “why not?”

“Every child, at some point, makes mistakes and must learn to deal with and admit those mistakes. This charming, two-tone, wordless comic deals with that very lesson and shows just how powerful the word “sorry” is. This beautifully rendered volume is a good lesson for children and adults alike.”

This book is very short at just 24 pages, and with that almost none of the pages have any dialogue meaning that this is definitely for VERY young readers. The story involves a dog that is seen chasing something down a hill, he retrieves it, walks up a huge hill that is revealed to be a mountain of some sort, apologizes to his friend and hands the object to him. We realize there must have been a fight and our main character must have broken the item, a wagon, out of protest. The two repair the wagon and continue onwards together. The story is simple and has large monochromatic pictures that should be easy for younger eyes. Taking the fact of what this book is in mind, this is a fine children’s book.

If you want more information on this book click HERE

NOTE: I received a free preliminary, and likely unedited copy of this book from Netgalley for the purposes of providing an honest, unbiased review of the material. Thank you to all involved.

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