Review: Will It Be Okay? By Crescent Dragonwagon

Posted September 27, 2023 by Richetta in Book Reviews, Children's Books / 0 Comments

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Review: Will It Be Okay? By Crescent DragonwagonWill It Be Okay? by Crescent Dragonwagon
Illustrator: Jessica Love
Published by Abrams on September 6, 2022
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Family / General, Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Source: Abrams Books
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Author Crescent Dragonwagon and Julián Is a Mermaid illustrator Jessica Love pair up in this powerful new edition of a classic picture book that asks a tough question and answers it with humanity, humor, and grace

In this beautiful new edition of a timeless picture book classic, a child asks, "Will it be okay?" That bee sting, that thunderstorm, those powerful feelings, losing a loved one. Written by Crescent Dragonwagon, daughter of legendary children’s book author and editor Charlotte Zolotow, and illustrated by the equally inimitable Jessica Love, Will It Be Okay? answers a timeless and universal question with honesty, humanity, beauty, and humor. Will it be okay? Yes—yes, it will.
 

Will It Be Okay? by Crescent Dragonwagon and illustrated by Jessica Love is a story of a little girl who asks her mother a series of questions about fearful experiences in life. As a mom, I can definitely confirm that kids ask these types of questions all the time.

Will it Be Okay? reflects the thoughtfulness required in answering the questions of fearful and worried children. As kids try to manage their fears and anxieties when they encounter new things and situations in the world, they have lots of questions. All the “What ifs?”, start generating really fast.

My kids described this story as emotional. I agree with them, especially with the last question the little girl asks her mother about death. Children will find comfort in knowing that they are not the only ones with these types of questions and that it is okay to ask them. I’m glad I was introduced to this timeless classic.

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