Monday, January 9, 2023

Review: Why We Need Teachers by Gregory E. Lang

Genre: Children's 4-7
Published: May 2, 2023
Pages: 40

Celebrate the work teachers do in schools everywhere with this children's book from Gregory Lang, the perfect way to say thank you to the amazing educators, mentors, and coaches in your life!

Say thank you to your favorite teacher with this sweet picture book brought to you by the same team behind the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Why a Daughter Needs a Dad! Filled with genuine sentiment, adorable animal illustrations, and gentle, heartfelt rhymes, this charming picture book is the perfect thank you gift for the teachers making a difference opening minds and touching hearts every day.

Why We Need Teachers is the perfect read aloud to connect students and mentors together with a meaningful story that will inspire repeat reads! A wonderful book for kids 4-7, graduation gift, back-to-school gift, teacher appreciation gift or a simple way to say "thank you" any time of year.

Who changes the world one day at a time?

Taking the pieces and making them rhyme?

Who gives us the tools to face the hard climbs?

The teachers we see every day!

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This is a cute little rhyming story that points out why we should appreciate the teachers in our lives. While it's geared towards children, I think there are definitely some adults that would benefit from the lessons as well. 

The rhymes in this story flowed really well, although it kind of bothered me that the fourth line in each stanza didn't rhyme. I realize that's a poetry technique, but it grated on my ears as I was reading this. There weren't really any bumpy parts in the flow of the rhymes though where a line was just a little too long for the rhyme to work right. 

The illustrations in this book were fabulous. They were fun showing at least one animal child with a teacher of their own, adding in items that humanized the animals a little. I really liked the bees and bunnies. I would probably be okay reading this book several times because the rhymes flowed so well and I agree with the message. Overall I give this book 4.1 out of 5 stars. - Katie 

Gregory E. Lang is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Why a Daughter Needs a Dad, Why a Daughter Needs a Mom, Why a Son Needs a Dad, Why a Son Needs a Mom, and Why I Love You. He lives in Georgia.

Lisa Alderson is originally from Lancashire, England. Since childhood she has been obsessed with the beauty of nature and all pretty things.

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