The Can Man

By Home School Book Review

All of us who are parents want our children to grow up being thoughtful, kind, and generous toward others, especially those who are in need. Of course, the best way to accomplish this goal is for them to see these traits exhibited in our own lives. But these characteristics can be additionally impressed upon their minds by being illustrated through memorable stories. At the risk of sounding repetitive, The Can Man is a really, really, really neat book! It is always a joy to read, even in fiction, about young people who make the conscious choice to help others even when the temptation is great to be selfish. Author Laura E. Williams was inspired to write the book as a result of a man she often saw collecting cans in a shopping cart. It will, in turn, inspire readers to think beyond themselves and consider the needs of others. —Home School Book Review