The author’s main point of this book, “But Mommy It’s Not Fair!,” was to show that not everyone is the same but they can still be family. It shows that is okay for a mommy and her kids to not look the same. It shows us that everyone is different. I think the author, Sherria L. Elliot, did a good job of sharing this point in the story.
Sherria L. Elliot writes well; she did a good job getting the point across because it is the story of her. The story was about her daughter, Sheterria. I disagree with the statement on the cover that says it is for all age groups. I think it is more for kindergarten through second graders. I think it would be boring to people older than that. I do think it would be a good book for school counselors to own. I can understand “But Mommy It’s Not Fair!” because I am the darkest in my family except for two people. My mom told me that I was darker because I probably took after those two people. I can’t think of any changes the author could make to her writing to improve the book.
The book, “But Mommy It’s Not Fair!” by Sherria L. Elliott was easy to understand. My favorite part was when her family tells her she is a gift from God and I like the illustration that went with it. Overall, I think the book “But Mommy It’s Not Fair!” has good illustrations. I also liked the part where they go to the mall to look at differences in families. My least favorite part of the book was when the kids at school were being cruel to her. The illustration made her look really sad. I think that we need more books to that teach us to treat each other better. The book wants us to stop bullying. I think having books about bullying is good. Bullying needs to stop because it can hurt people – the ones that are being bullied and it can hurt the bullies. I would like to know more about Sheterria and her family and how they are doing now.
But Mommy It’s Not Fair!
Sherria L. Elliott
Reviewed by Katarina Askew (age 8) for Reader Views (12/12)