Friday, April 27, 2018

Life by Cynthia Rylant -- ESSENTIAL

Rylant, Cynthia Life, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. PICTURE BOOK. Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster), 2017. $18. 9781481451628

Life explores the good and bad of being alive, encouraging grit and gratitude among its readers.

I must admit, this touching picture book brought tears to my eyes with its sweetness and its sense of hope, and appreciation, and love for life. The words are simple, but the meaning is strong, and the illustrations are gorgeous. I could especially see using this one as an opener to discussing grit, gratitude, or having a growth mindset.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ESSENTIAL. Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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