Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LIFE by Cynthia Rylant / Book Review

By: Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by: Brendan Wenzel
Published by: Simon & Schuster
Released on: June 27th, 2017
Ages: All
Rating: 4 Owlets - We Enjoyed It
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Thank you to S&S for sending a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life. 

Life begins small, then grows… 

There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel’s stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.

LIFE is a celebration of the beauty and wonder that makes up the world around us. What starts out small, continues to grow, and is always changing, LIFE follows the journey of various animals, all whom have something they love about life. Life never ceases to grow and  is constantly changing. 

We liked that this story is set in the wild, and features animals from all over the world who have learned to love and appreciate something from their own corner of the globe. They've learned to how to navigate through a constantly changing world, yet they never give up. 

LIFE is a picture book that captures the heart of a constantly changing world, and reminding readers each day offers something for us to enjoy, no matter where we live. The simple, yet important messages in this story are ones that will resonate with readers of all ages. Animal lovers will enjoy this book as well! Great for earlier readers, and listeners of all ages.

Here's a few examples from the book to check out:

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~