Thursday, February 15, 2024

Today's read... There's No Place Like Hope by Janet Lawler

Today's read comes from an author, whose works I've enjoyed before. And after seeing the cover and theme of this one, I'm pretty sure it will be just as enjoyable. There's always tons of positivity and good vibes with a very down-to-earth messaging in Janet Lawler's works. Let's see if this one continues with the same goodness.

by Janet Lawler
Illustrated by Tamisha Anthony
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux
Picture Book
32 pages 
ages 4 to 8

There’s no place like hope,
where possible lives,
where people are helpful
and everyone gives.

If you’re feeling scared or sad, happy or helpful―hope will guide you. It’s not always easy. And sometimes having hope means being brave, or determined, or kind. At the end of the day, hope is where better will be.

This sweet, rhythmic picture book is a gentle yet powerful exploration of how hope makes us loving, courageous, and connected to one another.



Wholesome goodness radiates from every page as positive vibes roll from every scene.

Written  in rhyme, this is a read to lean back with and enjoy. The words flow rhythmically and carry a calming tone. They are short enough for young readers and bring an encouraging message across. These are accompanied by illustrations, which portray kids doing familiar activities...usually with a smile on the face and always together. The scenes are created with a hint of pastel to give a gentle atmosphere, yet the energy is still present to invite in. 

The message in these pages is comforting, supportive, encouraging, and brightens the heart. The characters offer help cheerfully, work together when needed, offer encouragement in difficult situations, and even comfort when necessary. Each scene is well done creates more than just a hopeful atmosphere. It's a positive read with tons of goodness.

You can learn more about Janet Lawler:

No comments: