Disappearing Desmond (Anna Alter)

Hello friends, and welcome to the start of a new week! Our book today is Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter, the story of a shy little boy cat and how he learns to make friends.

Desmond likes to disappear. Wherever he goes, he likes to fade into the background and stay out of sight. Then one day, he meets a little girl bunny named Gloria who stands out of every crowd. She becomes Desmond’s friend, and encourages him to step out of his shell. Eventually, Desmond discovers that he doesn’t have to disappear, and he and Gloria begin making friends with other “disappearing” kids.

This book was a great lesson for kids about putting yourself out there and/or making friends with people who are shy, and even combined the elements of a seek-and-find book on the pages where characters had “disappeared.” The illustrations were very cute, and the length and story was great for JJ. She enjoyed it, and I did too! Baby Bookworm approved!

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