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Friday, November 19, 2010

REVIEW for A Winter Solstice Celebration



















A big thank you goes out to Yvonne at YP Publishing for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:                        A Winter Solstice Celebration

AUTHOR:                   DiDi LeMay

GENRE:                      Children's Book

RATING:                    4 Stars

A Winter Soltstice Celebration is the kind of book I wish they had published when I was a little girl. 

Firstly, it is beautifully illustrated - with luscious colors and wonderful detail to each illustration.  It makes me feel as though I am living into the storybook itself - what a wonderful delight!  I read this book to my friend's little girl and she kept drawing the pictures with her fingers - fascinated by the illustrations.

Secondly, the storyline is absolutely wonderful.  While the story is about the season, it is also about a variety of animals - some nice ones and some with issues of their own - which incorporates our main character (and little hero) Miya - who has discovered just how sensitive these animals as well as Mother Nature is to the environment and all of the things that the villagers are doing to destory what we have so generously been given.  Its up to Miya to pass along the message - anyway that she can - in order to save what we have - all the while learning to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature.

The messages in this book are clear - but what is truly amazing is that while your child is "hearing" the message, they can also enjoy the medium it is being told through - without feeling as though they are simply being hit over the head - until it sinks it.  A wonderful way of passing a truly important message - and making sure it sticks.

Lovely, lovely little book.

3 comments:

DiDi LeMay said...

Thank you for the opportunity to showcase my book.
I am happy that you enjoyed it.

Yvonnew said...

Looks like great christmas reading. YvonneW

DiDi LeMay said...

Thank you for the opportunity to showcase my book.
Hope to meet lots of new readers

 
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