Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Mary Engelbreit
Illustrator: Mary Engelbreit
Filled with illustrations and quotes, this book tells a story of hope and encourages readers to continue on, even as life gets hard. Quotes from individuals such as Mother Teresa, William Shakespeare, and Helen Keller are accompanied by a matching illustration. Humor and helpfulness is molded in with color, imagination, and the joys of growing up. Children will face ups and downs in life, but they can become their best selves.
Mary Engelbreit has a knack for adding color and imagination to even the most seemingly mundane parts of life. Each quote is beautiful on its own, as is each picture, but together they create a story and an elegance that enhances the readers’ imaginations. Each quote is relatable and each image helps to reflect on goals and aspirations that readers may have. The illustrations are filled with color, humor, and light. Readers of all ages will find inspiration and self-understanding by reading this book.