Sunday, November 10, 2013

Book Review: Shine by Justine Edward

Book Description:

Publication Date: June 21, 2013

Illustrated by seven year old Karl Gabriel, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this simple-to-read picture book helps children understand that they can overcome whatever is going on around them if they believe in the light that lives within them.

My Review:

I loved this book. I think the message is wonderful and the pictures are touching. It has a clear message that everyone is special. That we all have a light that shines, no matter what. It tells us that we should not let anyone make us feel bad about who we are or how people see us.

I think every child should read this, or have it read to them. Especially anyone with any type of disability, condition, syndrome, or whatever label some doctor has put on them.

My son has Asperger's Syndrome, so autism and feeling different is always a part of my life. I really appreciate everyone that attempts to get the message out that everyone is special.

About the author:

Justine Edward is an Australian author, educator and mother of three. She lives in Far North Queensland where she enjoys swimming, snorkeling, baking, photography and spending time with her family.

Justine has been a teacher for over a decade and knows how important self-esteem is to a child's success and happiness. Her aim is to encourage others to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy for free from the author in hopes that I would review it. I was not required to leave a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post does contain an affiliate link.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Amanda. I know how busy you are at this time of the year and I really appreciate you taking the time to read and review Shine. Justine xo


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