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KID’S REVIEWS

By Lyda Whiting

 

THE ADVENTURES OF LULU

Written by Louise L. Hay and Dan Olmos

Illustrated by J.J. Smith-Moore

Lulu thinks she can not be a ballerina, because a dance teacher said so. But when Lulu meets an ant, he teaches her a happy song about knowing that she can be what she wants to be. The ant has Lulu close her eyes and imagine herself as the most talented and graceful ballerina ever — and before long, she believes she can do it, and whatever else she really wants to do.

These charming stories are full of gentle encouragement and humor. The illustrations are appealing and colorful. Most importantly, this book will help them develop self-esteem and self-worth.

Louise Hay originally wrote the Lulu stories as coloring books. This contains all of the original Lulu stories in book form, including “Lulu and Willy the Duck: Learning Mirror Work” and “Lulu and the Dark:  Conquering Fears.”

Highly recommended for ages 4 and up.

Published by Hay House Inc., this book is available at your local bookstore.

 

SIR SILLY: THE WORLD WHERE WORDS PLAY

Written by David Dayan Fisher, illustrated by Patricia Krebs

Sir Silly is very serious — about silliness! He thinks in rhyme and nonsense, and lets his imagination soar free. Silliness is in his bones, and he wants your silliness to come out to play.

This book is filled with poems that are by turns funny (“In a Faraway Land”), nonsensical (“Things”), teasing (“The Cow says Meow”), and wise (“The Adult and the Child”). The small ink drawings are quirky and lighthearted... a perfect match for the wacky rhymes.

And don’t just read these poems. They are even funnier spoken out loud with a friend or two. Take turns reading them to each other, and see if you can get through even one without a giggle. You won’t be able to pick your favorite. As the poem “Hopscotch” says, “Jump in a puddle. A puddle of fun.”

For ages 7 and up.

Published by Sunnyfields Publishing, this book is available at your local bookstore.

 

BIMBAMBU

Written by Ileana Katzenelson, illustrated by Sean Brown

Bimbambu, a bird with beautiful colorful feathers, lives in an enchanted forest. One day, he takes a walk in the chilly autumn air, and meets each of his friends in turn. Giraffe asks Bimbambu for some of his feathers so she can make a scarf to keep her neck warm all winter long. He happily gives her all of his red feathers. Bear wants to make a hat, so Bimbambu gives away all of his orange feathers. Before long, the bird realizes that he has given away every feather and will be cold himself. But his friends surprise him with gifts — a scarf from Giraffe, a hat from Bear, and more — until he is warm and cozy when the snow begins to fall.

As well as the lesson of giving unselfishly, this book is special for the unusual and delightful illustrations filling every page.

For ages 3 and up.

Published by Soul Prints Press, this book is available at your local bookstore.

 

TIGER-TIGER, IS IT TRUE? FOUR QUESTIONS TO MAKE YOU SMILE AGAIN

Written by Byron Katie, illustrated by Hans Wilhelm

Tiger-Tiger’s parents were arguing at breakfast. He was picked last for games at school. His best friend decided to play with someone else. Everything was terrible. “Nobody cares about me,” he cried. But wise Turtle helped him see that it was the thought that no one cared that was making Tiger-Tiger upset. And in just a few minutes, Turtle helped him turn the thought around, and realize that his parents and friends did care about him, and he also cared about himself.

Children will empathize with Tiger-Tiger, and be pulled into the story by the friendly watercolor art that vividly illustrates the story.

This heartwarming story teaches simple tools that can transform the lives of children, and the adults who read this with them.

Highly recommended for ages 3 and up.

Published by Hay House Inc., this book is available at your local bookstore.