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Monday 25 November 2019

Review: Fantastic You

Sometimes it can be hard to see how wonderful we are; how every single person is unique and brings something special to this world. Sometimes we can be our own harshest critics, telling ourselves we are not good enough, funny enough or clever enough. This book reminds us that every one of us is fantastic. There's one special person you get to spend your whole life with: YOU! 

This book is full of love and kindness, the same love and kindness we often show to others, but sometimes forget to show ourselves.

Fantastic You is by the team who created You Are Your Strong, author, Danielle Dufayet, illustrator, Jennifer Zivoin, and publisher, Magination Press (Books for Kids From the American Psychological Association).

Dufayet's text is confident and assured, relating common childhood experiences and emotions in a way that is accepting of all, and encouraging. The illustrations by Zivoin beautifully convey the light and shadows, ups and downs, and round and rounds of childhood and life, with family, friends, and always with ourselves.

This beautiful book also contains notes for parents and caregivers, by psychologist, Dr Julia Martin Burch, PhD, to assist with continuing the positive approach reflected in this story.

Title: Fantastic You
Author: Danielle Dufayet
Illustrator: Jennifer Zivoin
Publisher: Magination Press, $27.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2019
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781433830280
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book