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There's Nothing Wrong With Claudia

by Brenda Kearns

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There's Nothing Wrong With Claudia is an endearing children's book with an little heroine that cannot help being different from the rest of the kids, and hates it. Flailing her frail little arms and legs she is the only one to find herself floating every time a gust of wind penetrates the place, and without fail, it puts her in trouble:

"Every time Claudia let go of her desk, she drifted across the room and smacked her head on the doorframe. Her teacher told the principal. The principal told her parents. Everyone was mad at her..."

The only one to support Claudia, perhaps even to understand that she has a special gift, is her Grandpa. Again and again he defends her after each episode of her getting in trouble. It becomes a chant, the motto of the story and in the end, her vindication: "There's nothing wrong with Claudia," he says, always adding a little excuse in her defense. "And besides, they could have shut the windows."

I highly recommend this book, not only because I see her floating as symbolic of the ability to dream and imagine, but also because of the endearing drawings, which fit so well with the story.

Five stars. ( )
  Uvi_Poznansky | Jul 23, 2013 |
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