Blake and Brendan aren't remotely interested in going to Mr. Beckett's funeral. But mom and dad insist that it is the right thing to do; that going to a funeral shows respect to Mr. Beckett and his family. As the boys talk to people they know at the funeral, they learn about what an amazing friend, good citizen, and all around good man Mr. Beckett was. They resolve to leave that kind of legacy themselves.
My children enjoyed the story. The subject matter is well presented and provides an occasion to talk with your children about death, funerals, and character. The plot showcases the importance of being a good friend and neighbor to those around you. The photography with overlapped illustrations will amuse the children and help tell the story. The book fits well into the When I Grow Up series.
I received this book free of charge from Wigu Publishing in exchange for my honest review.