Life

April 9, 2018
Subheader: 

Profoundly moving in a positive direction.

Review: 

Wow, this book was really cool. It's a very hopeful book, in a very realistic way. It just talks about how life starts small and grows, and that different animals like different things because anywhere in the world there's always something to love and something to protect. There's always something beautiful somewhere. Even if you're going through a dark stretch in life, just know that everything is changing all the time. "And it is worth waking up in the morning to see what might happen."

That's a really powerful message, said in a very simple way. So many people struggle for many different reasons, and that advice is applicable to almost anyone. Everybody has bad days. Probably everybody has times where they think that things are never going to be good again, but if you remember that everything is always changing, and that life goes on around you, and it might help you to just relax and be in the moment. Kind of a mindfulness message.

All of the illustrations are of animals in the natural world. It uses animals rather than humans to get the message across. There are no people in this book, which makes it more poetic than down-to-earth, but sometimes the poetic and slightly metaphorical message is easier to digest. Since it's all animals, it's easier to identify with. There are no races, genders, or ages, so everyone can feel included.

Message: 

Everything keeps changing, life keeps growing, and that's good.

Illustrator
Publication Year
  • 2017
Age Range
Age Range: 
5+
Number of Pages
Number of Pages: 
38
Number of Words on Typical Page
Number of Words: 
15

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