"Here's a book promoting faith in a light-handed, even practical way without sacrificing one bit of its inspirational power...A low-key, heartening effort that will ring true to many." ?Booklist
"...A tale of generosity, faith and friendship. Share it quietly within and with others." ?Kirkus Reviews
"...The artwork in this story is amazing. While the whole book is done in beautiful watercolors, when the book begins we see grays, dark blues, tans and washed-out yellows. But as the story progresses, the colors soon change to bright yellows, bright blues, greens and reds...The message of the book is also shown through the changes in the coloration as the little girl's faith in her fellow man is brought to life by the help of neighbors and new friends from church." ?Krazy Karyn's Books blog
"...The art in this book is amazing! Done with watercolors or maybe diluted inks (from what I can tell) in a semi-realistic style, it compliments the story perfectly. The colors start out muted and washed-out, much like the story itself, and slowly become more and more vibrant reflecting the mood and changes in the emotions of the characters until the last page where we see the once rundown and sad house transformed and full of color." ?Paper Dreams blog
On each page, the illustrations beautifully depict the story.
The story is a simple one but has a great impact on readers - it is a timely reminder that much can be achieved with a strong sense of community.
This would be a good book to read to the kiddos as a lesson in being grateful for what you have.
Artwork and narrative combine in an interesting story, easily read, but worth hours of discussion related to many socially relevant topics.Published 1 month ago by johnjtrocchi
[This review also appears on Andi's Kids Books.]
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