Occasionally, we here at the Dunce Academy get the chance to read new authors. Such was the case with Louie Lawent’s Momma Don’t You Worry, a touching tale of childhood and the complicated dynamics between a child and his mother as he starts to recognize/exercise his independence.
If you’ve ever thought writing a children’s book would be easy, Lawent can prove you wrong. Despite the relatively short length and facial simplicity of the tale, it needs to work on multiple levels at once. Thanks to Lawent for the chance to read this sweet and moving story.