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Monday 25 September 2017

Review: Being You is Enough

Josh Langley has created a very important book.  It is simple, colourful and humorous, but most importantly it touches the heart.  Being you is Enough shares the messages that it's OK to be different, no-one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes--being you is enough! 

The clear words of wisdom are presented with minimal text, spread out over 117 pages. This format makes for easy reading, ensuring the important messages are easily accessible.

Josh has a very child-like illustration style that is just perfect to convey emotional feelings and meaningful messages.  I like that children can easily illustrate in a similar style to Josh.  It would be wonderful to create 'extra pages' with children. They could write their own little gems of wisdom and draw emotive cartoons to illustrate their own messages.

This is a wonderful book to have in a classroom for children to share with each other. It opens up conversations about important issues that children face everyday. It encourages children to dream big, love themselves and care for others. It teaches children that they are powerful and can change their perspective. It shows children that imperfect is OK--being you is enough!

The simple things in life are often the best. This book is simple and fabulous!  I love it and will keep it in my classroom bookcase, to encourage and support the young minds that browse through it.

Title: Being You is Enough
Author: Josh Langley
Illustrator: Josh Langley
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing, $14.99
Publication Date: 2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922132833
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture book