51lziec6oclMiss You Like Crazy, Pamela Hall, Tanglewood Press, 2014.

Walnut is a little squirrel who is going to miss his mom when she goes to work. They agree that it would be a lot of fun if he could go to work with her. They imagine the adventures they could share. Even though they cannot have these adventures all the time, Walnut’s mother assures him that he is always on her mind. Together they find ways to have a presence for each other when at work or school.

The story is light-hearted and fun. The illustrations are cheerful and eye catching. Toddler J enjoyed hearing the story, but I think she might have enjoyed the pictures of the squirrel family more.

Miss You Like Crazy provides working parents an opportunity to reassure their children that they are the their top priority. While parents go to work, they miss their children like crazy. This is especially important for children of working moms, whom seem to always be held to a higher standard than working dads.

This is a great resource for a preschool classroom or library to have on hand for children ages 3 to 6. You can purchase your own copy by clicking on the image below:

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.