I love the way my heart knows best.
I am me. Who else would I be?
I love me!
A celebration of individuality and joyous self-esteem in bouncy, rhythmic prose and riotous colour.
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
I stopped reviewing board books a long time ago, simply because I found them very repetitive. Lately, there’s been a swing to bring more mature subjects to the tots who rock board books! By mature, I don’t mean the same subjects one would find in say, young adult… Children today learn faster, strive harder and grow quicker both physically and mentally, but we must remember to nurture their inner child while helping them grow. Definitely a good topic for another discussion at a different time.
With board books, the object is to entice the tiniest of readers to pick up books through sensory stimulation. This is often achieved through touch, brightly used colors, basic puzzles, etc., anything that activates sensory perception. Today, many board book authors use different textiles for touch perception, or scratch and sniff for smell stimulation, hidden pictures using flip-and-find techniques; and, brightly used colors for visual stimulation. All are very effective. What makes the board books successful is originality in concept and delivery.
This particular book focuses on enticing little readers with vibrant colors and patterns used in fun and ‘happy’ illustrations. The one-dimensional style of art used to accompany the story is not one of my favorites, but it’s very effective with all the brilliant colors and squiggles and story.
The story teaches self-love, to like yourself and all your differences.
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