You’re prolly very familiar with Suzanne Collins. Long before Hunger Games, she had written Gregor the Overlander, which #1 son had read a young teen. Now that she’s a household name and young kids are clamoring to read Hunger Games, which in my opinion is not suitable for anyone under 11, there’s finally a book for them!
Year of the Jungle is a fictionalized account of a very young Suzanne Collins whose father goes off to fight in Vietnam. Naturally, little Suzy doesn’t understand much of what’s going on. The child’s perspective feels accurate and I’m sure this tale could be applicable to little ones today encountering their own missing parents due to war.
It’s beautiful and sensitive and adorbs! Add this to your get list.
I give it four paws for addressing post traumatic stress disorder in a way a younger one might see it.