What a wonderful children’s story! My kids were completely invested in this as I read. They were shocked at some characters’ actions and impressed with others!
When a new family moves into a town that follows the same rigorous rules day after day, they shake things up in a way that will teach everyone a few lessons. When the family paints their white fence red, the whole town is in an uproar, but really why? This family doesn’t give up as they enjoy their colorful, red fence!
This was an easy to read story with a great message. Both of my kids enjoyed the message and it’s a book that they ask to read again and again! I loved the way the new family handled the townspeople. They weren’t mean or hurtful, and it was great to see the townspeople be won over! I think this book will resonate with so many different children! It would be great for classrooms and libraries!
Where to Find This Book:
In the uniform town of Vanderloo,
Everyone, everywhere has the same view.
What happens when Astred, tiny Todd, and Ned
Decide to paint their white fence red?
Children’s author and Mom’s Choice Award winner Ed Damiano delivers a poignant message about community and creativity in The Red Fence.
Just the Facts:
The Red Fence by Ed Damiano
Page Count: 38 pages
Publisher: Mascot Books
Pub Date: July 2021
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Damiano has a passion for creativity, and his stories always contain a positive message. He also wrote The Christmas Blanket, which earned him a Mom’s Choice Award. In The Christmas Blanket, his character EJ realizes the true meaning of Christmas, which is not about getting presents, but about giving back to others.
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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.