Guardian of the Groceries by Michael Albanese

Book Blurb:

Henry gets bored sometimes. I mean, we all do. One day, when his mother takes him the grocery store (the most boring place on earth!), Henry decides to use his imagination. And what happens next is the most incredible adventure he’s ever been on! Join Henry on this unexpected journey and you, too, might just be surprised by what you find! “It’s okay to be bored sometimes. That’s the perfect time to use your imagination.” – Henry’s Mom”

I received an advance copy of this book for free, and I’m leaving this review voluntarily.

Lexi’s Review:

In Guardian of the Groceries, the main character, Henry, learns how to find adventure even in mundane tasks like grocery shopping.

I enjoyed reading this book because it teaches children that “it really is okay to be bored sometimes” (35), and the mom gently teaches Henry that “anything can be an adventure if you just use your imagination” (7).

The illustrations are chaotic but cute, and the writing is easy to read, without any distracting syntax issues.

I give this book five stars. This book would be a great addition to any child’s library, and a great teaching resource for encouraging children to find adventure in every-day places.


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