Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wee Reads: Finn's Feather by Rachel Noble

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

Finn's FeatherFinn's Feather by Rachel Noble


Finn knows his brother is gone. But he also knows that Hamish sent the beautiful white feather on his doorstep.
Finn runs to shows his mother the feather from Hamish, but she only gives him a big hug. In school, Finn’s teacher responds similarly. Why isn’t anyone as excited as he is? Finn sits quietly, cradling the beautiful, amazing feather. “Why did Hamish give it to you?” asks his friend, Lucas. “Maybe he wanted to say hi?” wonders Finn. “Maybe,” Lucas says, “Hamish wanted you to have fun with it.”

Finn’s Feather is a story about resilience and memory―about a child, his brother, and a friend who meets him where he is.

Do you like this book?
Yeah! He got a feather! I like to play with feathers.

What's your favorite part of the book?
When they were being tickled with the feather! And he was feeding the fishies.

What do you think of the cover?
It has a feather! And a little boy like me!

Do you want me to read it again?
No thank you

This is an amazing book about a little boy who's brother passed away. He finds a feather one day and says that his brother sent it to him, because it was the most amazing, perfect, and white feather. 
The book goes through why he might have sent him the feather. To say hi? To play with? They take the feather and tickle each other with it, and make a fort and put it at the top.
After a day of playing the feather is no longer bright and white, but it's still an amazing feather.

I think this is a great book for any children who have lost siblings, because he thinks his brother sent it to him. 

Finn's Feather has really adorable illustrations and is written really well. 

The only problem I have is it was very short. I wish it had more about losing a sibling. I think books like this are so important.

We received an ARC version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Ben's Flying FlowersLost and Found: Remembering a SisterNo New Baby: For Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister Die Before Birth (Nnc)The Empty Place: A Child's Guide Through Grief


  1. Ahh, This sounds so touching and I am sure it is a nice way to help kids coping with a loss like that. I am curious as to why FInn didn’t want to read it again?

    1. He didn’t say. He usually doesn’t tell me why. But I have a feeling it’s because it was on my phone and kind of weird to read that way.


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