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Some Things Change by Mary Murphy

Some Things Change

by Mary Murphy

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Takeaway message: Some things change, and change is natural and not scary, but don't worry, mother's love doesn't change. ( )
  JennyArch | Jul 11, 2015 |
Although change occurs all around us, it may be difficult for young children to understand. This adorable book provides excellent examples of change in everyday occurrences - cloudy days change to sun, day changes to night, dark changes to light. The simplistic illustrations are bright and colorful. A great read for young children! ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 12, 2014 |
"Some Things Change" provides many great examples of simple things that change everyday in a child's life. For example, a child grows everyday, night changes to day, and we all change our miinds. This book is a great tool that can be used when any type of major change is occuring in a child's life. The child may not understand exactly what change means, and this book makes us realize that change is a part of life, and that it can be a positive thing. Changing an element of a child's life can be very dramatic if the child does not understand why change can be good. This book is a great aid, and would be very useful in many situations. ( )
  awoodham93 | Jan 31, 2013 |
What's black and white and likely to be read all over? This cheery paper-over-board addition to Murphy's (Please Be Quiet!; My Puffer Train) canon of penguin books for toddlers. Here, a young penguin observes how the things in its life and surroundings are apt to change a cardboard box becomes a ship, water turns to ice, walls in the home are painted different colors. Moods and minds change, too, a fact that seems to make each day a new adventure. But while many things are in flux, the book's final spread offers a reassuring exception: the constant love of a parent. "Some things stay the same," reads the text, as the art depicts a parent-and-child hug. Everything about the book's design is appealingly bold, from the solid-colored backgrounds and thick, hand-lettered style of the text to the penguin's bright fried-egg, yellow-on-white belly. Young children will appreciate the verisimilitude and comforting notes that Murphy hits just right. Ages 1-4.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0618003347, Hardcover)

Cloudy days change to sunny Water changes to ice Ice changes to water

The world is filled with changes — some we can control and some we can’t. They just happen. Some changes are exciting. Some are surprising. And some changes can even be a little bit scary. But some things, like a mother’s love, are best because they never change at all.
In this latest book featuring the dear little penguin, Mary Murphy once again has created an endearing and reassuring book that captures the complex simplicity of childhood. Children will be drawn to the bright, bold illustrations and to the similarities they see between themselves and penguin.

Mary Murphy has written and illustrated many bright, beguiling children’s books, including I Make a Cake, I Am an Artist, and Please Be Quiet. Ms. Murphy lives in Dublin, Ireland.

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A little penguin finds that everything, from weather to water to feelings, can often change.

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