The Children’s Book Review | February 6, 2019
Kids Books For Valentine’s Day and Forever
One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is our unconditional love. The only thing that could possibly top this is teaching them the importance of self-love and to listen to and take care of their own hearts. Self-love and self-acceptance are keys that unlock doors to happiness while we navigate our ever changing and evolving sense of self. These 2 books are special—encouraging each of us, children and adults alike, that we are all enough just as we are … especially when we allow our hearts to guide us.
Written and Illustrated by Corinna Luyken
A metaphoric wonder that readily shows we each truly hold the power of our own hearts. The compelling message shines through with minimal text and the remarkably uncomplicated use of water-based inks and pencil in captivating yellow and grey hues. A gorgeous book!
Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Dial Books | January 8, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0735227934
Written and Illustrated by Tom Percival
When Norman grows a set of wings he is afraid to be different. He tries to hide them under a coat. The wings, he believes, make him feel restricted and uncomfortable—or is it the coat that is making him feel restricted? A truly beautiful thing happens when Norman finds the courage to be himself. A blend of digital media brushes and hand-painted textures fill the pages with mostly grey tones, allowing brighter colors to splash across the pages to great effect. This book will give even the shyest child the desire for their own special set of wings. The vivid orange cover is incredibly inviting too.
Ages 3-6 | Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books | May 1, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1681197852
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