When it comes to new beginnings, it doesn’t matter if you are an adult or a child; they are always challenging, and even a bit scary. Imagine how little Rona felt like when she heard her parents say: “We’re moving out to a new house in a new city tomorrow.” Sad, confused, scared? Well, you’ll have to read this amazing book to your children and find out.
“Rona Is Moving to a New City” is the captivating story of Rona and her magical cat, Fluffy. The author got her inspiration from a real case: Rona is her niece, who had to move from Israel to Canada in 2008 and deal with the challenge of learning a new language, making new friends, and adapting to a new home and a new school. This experience can be very difficult for children, as they will miss their friends and feel insecure in a completely unknown environment. It’s a good thing little Rona has a loyal friend, Fluffy, who takes her on a magical journey to show her how something new can bring happiness, and how nothing ever happens without a clear purpose.
Fluffy says that “every ending is the beginning of something wonderful”, so you might want to keep this in mind if you’ve recently moved to a new city and your children are having a hard time adjusting. Reading them this bedtime story might help, because Rona’s adventures will show them how they can cope with the changes, and think positively of what is to come.
The illustrations are brightly colored, and absolutely amazing. Seeing Rona and Fluffy together, learning how to stay calm when facing such a great change, will give children a feeling of peace and safety. Fluffy is not only a magical cat that is able to talk, but it’s also a very wise one. During their journey, Fluffy teaches Rona a meditation technique to relax and relieve her anxiety. The girl learns how to concentrate on positive thoughts, expect only the best from her future experiences in the new city and, eventually, how to turn sadness into a feeling of joy and excitement. The illustration with Rona and Fluffy meditating in the Lotus position is beautiful and uplifting. This is a great way of teaching your children some things about relaxation and positive thinking.
Children who have to move to a different city with their parents face for the first time the fact that life is all about change and adaptation. This thrilling and inspiring bedtime story will help you prepare them for this long, difficult journey, and explain them how, at the end of it, they will always find happiness, new friends, and great adventures.
To read more about Rona and Fluffy, visit the author’s website: ronaandfluffy.weebly.com.
Find the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6EJ136.