Monday, October 23, 2017

Book Review: Life

Life. Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. 2017. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Life begins small. Even for elephants. Then it grows. Beneath the Sun. And the Moon. Life grows.

Premise/plot: Life is a philosophical picture book written for a wide audience. The illustrations focus on the animal world. The text speaks to anyone and everyone. "Life is not always easy. There will probably be a stretch of wilderness now and then. But wilderness eventually ends. And there is always a new road to take."

My thoughts: I liked it. I did. I do think it's better suited for older audiences. The more life experiences one has, the more the text resonates. But there is nothing inappropriate about it for younger audiences. The book has a definite message: life is worth living, have hope.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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