Have you ever looked for a book to help a child with a transition such as a move to a new town? Tim’s Big Move, written by Anke Wagner and illustrated by Eva Eriksson, is a fun read about Tim and his cuddle buddy, Pico, who are preparing for a move. Even though Tim is nervous, he tells Pico about all of the good things about the move. Pico, however, has many thoughts about the problems he thinks he’ll encounter. Most of all he’s worried when Tim announces they’ll make new friends. Pico feels he only needs Tim and worries Tim won’t want him when they move. The move happens and Pico still worries. However, a happy ending is in sight as Tim and Pico both make new friends!
We think this would be a great book to read with a child who is moving. The author makes clever use of Tim’s cuddle buddy, Pico, to express what many children feel when they move. This is another great book to spark conversations in a family!
*Have you ever felt like Pico?
*How could what you learned about Tim and Pico help you welcome new children to your neighborhood or school?
*What do you think Tim and Pico do next?