Owen (Caldecott Honor Book) - Kevin Henkes
This is the story of Owen and his beloved blanket named Fuzzy. They do everything together! And all is good until a busy body neighbor decrees that Owen is too old for Fuzzy. Full of advice, but lacking in wisdom or compassion, the neighbor dispenses a steady stream of misguided advice which Owen’s parents dutifully follow – each attempt to separate Owen and Fuzzy a bigger failure than the last. It’s not until Owen’s parents listen to their own hearts and minds that they find a solution that works for everyone. I love that this story addresses children’s fears and feelings in a lively and entertaining way, but it also reminds parents to trust their instincts when it comes to their own children.