Grace was not able to wear her favorite shirt. They were out of her favorite cereal and she was put in a time out for yelling at her mother. Feeling bad for how she acted, Grace heads to her room to make a card for her mother. That's when her day really took a turn for the worst...
With her wagon loaded full of toys and trusty Charlie Dog by her side, Grace is ready to leave it all behind and run away. Will she be able to go through with her plan? Is there anything that can change Grace's mind?
I absolutely loved this book! I was enchanted from start to finish. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that the entire text is a dialogue just between Grace and her dad. This reminds of me of the close relationship that I had with my father as a child (and still do). I love how her dad remains calm throughout the story and really listens to Grace while validating her feelings.
Isabella Ongaro's illustrations are amazing! I especially love the Charlie Dog character. He is so cute and his expressions and antics are adorable. I also love the style of the illustrations as well as the vibrant color palate that was used.
This story is a great read for children of all ages. The timeless theme of home being where the heart is can be felt with every turn of the page. Children will definitely relate to Grace and her feelings.