Hazelnut Days

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It’s visiting day, and Dad smells like peppermint—yuck! If only he would wear that nice, breezy cologne that smells like hazelnut... So begins one boy’s brief weekly visit with his father in prison. Here’s a man who gets angry, but beneath that peppermint surface is much to admire, if only you take the time to look.

This richly imagined picture book explores the inner life of a boy who struggles to love a father who can be difficult to love at times. Though they may only have brief visits together, it’s clear they love each other. This story bravely explores the all-too-hidden world of incarcerated parents. It’s also a beautiful testament to the power of love to bridge the walls that divide us.---from the publisher

40 pages                    978-9888341542                     Ages 5-9

Keywords:  family, family life, prison, fathers, fathers/sons, emotions, feelings, incarceration, acceptance, accepting others, relationships, love, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old

Read alikes:  Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson;  A Card for My Father by Samantha Thornhill; Far Apart Close in Heart by Becky Birtha

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