You are a Beautiful Beginning is a lovely book that talk about how something is not one thing, but instead it is another thing. I absolutely adored the flow of thought in this sweet picture book. I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Please note affiliate links will be used in this review.
Roaring Brook Press has put together a wonderful picture book entitled You are a Beautiful Beginning. Children 3-6 years old will delight in 40 pages of whimsical illustrations that fill the pages with imagination and wonder. Author Nina Laden helps us to see the possibilities in the statements that we make. Kelsey Garrity-Riley brings those possibilities to life with simple drawings that contain a story all their own.
What You Get
The poetry grabbed me immediately with the It is not…. combined with this It is ……. Rhyming is in couplets making You are a beautiful beginning roll easily off the tongue.
This book didn’t feel sappy to me even with lines like the one below. You hear it all the time… it’s not the game win, it’s the having fun. But the repeated it’s not … it’s the… that turns this tome into a looking for the positive and a different perspective. Written for littles so the words are simple and just deep enough to encourage conversation.
I absolutely adored how the book starts with a child drawing and then a story unfolds. Even if you never read a word you would still get a story. Friends on a journey, exploring as they go. It’s a wonderful world they are entering.
You’ll find simple, colourful illustrations on each page with lots of white space. Each image has lots of detail, making for lots of possibilities in conversation. What can you see now? Where do you think that child is going, and what do you think they’ll be doing? I love books with excellent illustrations as they help the child listening to be involved in the reading.
Should you Get it?
If you are looking for a poetic picture book to share with your children, You are a Beautiful Beginning, will suit your needs. With the whimsical drawing, in earthly tones, and lots of white space, children will be introduced to looking for the positives.