Friday phrases: no matter what

The end of another week. We may be feeling great, or more than a little grizzly.

We may even wonder if we’ve blown it ¬†– and be looking for some reassurance.

Enter Debi Gliori’s No Matter What. A wonderful story for helping us realise that we will be loved, no matter what we do, it’s a message that adults need just as much as kids.

After all, can’t we all relate to this:

‘Small was feeling grim and dark.’

Adults would probably quite like to do as he does, showing his feelings through behaviour rather than words.¬†Luckily for Small (and for us), Large sees something is up, and decides to find out what’s going on:

‘Small said, “I’m a grim and grumpy little Small and nobody loves me at all.”

“Oh Small,” said Large. “Grumpy or not, I’ll always love you no matter what.” ‘

Like many of us, Small wallows a bit longer in feeling sad, testing out just how much love he can get. But in the course of his questions, Small learns a lot more about just how big and strong love is.

Click on the link above to be able to see several pages within the book – and discover how Large will still love Small, no matter what he ‘turns into’ at times.

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