Jack, The Weightless Boy


Children - Picture Book
22 Pages
Reviewed on 05/04/2018
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Jack, The Weightless Boy by Adam Brown introduces readers to Jack who was a happy-go-lucky youngster. He looked like any other kid on the outside - normal haircut and average grades - but there was one thing that made him exceptional. He was weightless and even the dust weighed more than him. He was airy and if he was not tethered to the ground he would drift away. Jack’s parents were concerned about him and how they wished he was ordinary. Jack’s parents made him weighted shoes so that he would remain grounded. Jack was very angry because he could not do anything he wanted. Would Jack be able to enjoy being free again?

This story is about being different and acceptance, and the author weaves this theme wonderfully through the story of Jack. The illustrations are lively and they make the author’s message clear to young readers. For all children who are different and struggling to come to terms with that, this book is an encouraging read. It is a good storybook for parents who are dealing with children who are different as it will help them understand the importance of accepting their children for what they are, instead of trying to make them like everyone else. It is a good story for classroom read aloud sessions as many students will be able to relate with Jack’s dilemma. For parents, tutors, and educators dealing with children who are different, this book will help them understand the importance of accepting a child for what he/she is instead of trying to change them.