Friday, July 9, 2021

Picture Book Friday

Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, celebrates wonders large and small in his new charmer LOVE IS EVERYTHING.

From the vastness of a starry sky, to the beauty of a mountain forest, to birds on the wing, Ghigna invites readers to believe in the beauty of nature and the changing of the seasons. His joyful refrain of “I believe,” applies not just to the observable world.  He suggests it is felt inside each of us in wanting to do what’s right.

Belief in goodness and kindness weaves a thoughtful thread throughout from music, art, and poetry to “everything that is good and true.” Each page is a call for unity, reminding readers and listeners of our shared dreams and wishes and that we all need love to get along.

This gentle story is beautifully illustrated in soft colors that perfectly reflect the quietly optimistic tone. The characters' buoyant enthusiasm for life encourages us to remember – Love surrounds us, if only we have the eyes to see and the heart to believe in each other and ourselves. 

Highly recommended for home and school libraries. 

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