Do we truly understand what it means to be in the foster care system? No Matter What: A foster care tale, gives us a personal look into the life of a foster care child. Speaking into the pain and loss and then into the determination of a child. A sweet book that opens to the eyes of parents and shows hope to children. An excellent read that I am delighted to share with you.
What I am Reviewing
Tenderly written, No Matter What: a Foster Care story tells a true-to-life story of a young squirrel in the hands of the foster care system. Would he ever find a home to call his own? Josh Shipp is the author with David Tieche assisting.
This picture book is carefully illustrated by Yuliya Pankratova. Pretty, yet detailed drawings showing the resilience and bravery of young feller in a hard situation.
From the cover:
Josh was a squirrel without a family. Between the pelicans, the leopards, … and many more, no one seemed to want a squirrel like him. Josh didn’t want a family, either. He did everything he could to scare those families away first, but the elephants weren’t like other families. ….. When Josh takes his plans a little too far and gets into a sticky situation, will Josh finally be convinced that this family is his?
Reviewed on behalf of Raincoast Books.
The Details of No Matter What
The cover is done well with a stork in mid-flight carrying a squirrel on her back. The title is clear and easy to read, as is the book.
It is about an abandoned squirrel, who needs a home and a family. It takes us from one family to the next, until Josh finds the perfect family.
You’ll find this picture book an amazing read with clear, easy to read and understand wording. The pictures are very descriptive in what the main character is going through, and how he is feeling. The pictures compliment the reading very well.
Should You Get It?
“No Matter What” is a book about is being in foster care. The best thing about this book is it was written on a personal level by someone who went through this.
This book, I think, is an excellent read for children to help explain foster parents. It also gives adults a glimpse into a foster’s life, and some things they may have gone through.