Humorous Story About the Importance of Listening to Your Kids.
Kids are smarter than you think!
In Edwin Speaks Up by April Stevens, size and
articulation are not as important as potential. What I like about this book is
that if you are going to subtly imbue children with a notion about self, then
let it be about how smart they really are. Before his family leaves the grocery
store, Baby Edwin makes sure their grocery cart contains the last ingredient
needed to make his birthday celebration complete. At every turn, Mom forgets
something, or puts it in the wrong place, and Edwin watches out for her.
Everyone thinks Edwin is just babbling, but in truth it is only Edwin who knows
what’s truly going on, and helps guide them. So note to self, Adults: Pay
attention to kids!