Peace

Baptiste Paul

Book - 2021

"From saying hello and pronouncing your friend's name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I'm sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it"--

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
[New York] : NorthSouth 2021.
Edition
1st edition
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Audience
Ages 5-8.
Grades K-1.
ISBN
9780735844490
0735844496
Main Author
Baptiste Paul (author)
Other Authors
Miranda Paul (author), Estelí Meza (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

In charming, folk art–style illustrations and spare, poetic prose, this quiet picture book explores the concept of peace. Featuring an inclusive array of children and animals, the scenarios range from concrete actions, like a hug, to more reflective approaches: "Peace comes from giving / far more than you take. / It's something we work toward, / it's something we make." Others highlight apologies, forgiveness, and the notion that, "if we embrace it / peace cradles the earth. A concluding spread shows smiling kids with bunnies, butterflies, and more beneath a "peace" banner. Richly hued, whimsical illustrations portray the children and animals interacting harmoniously in mainly natural settings, with occasionally fanciful touches, like two children on neighboring ice floes, greeting each other amid a passel of friendly penguins. Some concepts can be esoteric ("Peace is old like the stars / and new as a birth"), but the value of acting mindfully and compassionately toward all living beings shines through. An authors' note—more for adults—describes their life in Mozambique during wartime and the violence's impact on animal populations. Grades K-3. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Booklist Reviews

In charming, folk art–style illustrations and spare, poetic prose, this quiet picture book explores the concept of peace. Featuring an inclusive array of children and animals, the scenarios range from concrete actions, like a hug, to more reflective approaches: "Peace comes from giving / far more than you take. / It's something we work toward, / it's something we make." Others highlight apologies, forgiveness, and the notion that, "if we embrace it / peace cradles the earth. A concluding spread shows smiling kids with bunnies, butterflies, and more beneath a "peace" banner. Richly hued, whimsical illustrations portray the children and animals interacting harmoniously in mainly natural settings, with occasionally fanciful touches, like two children on neighboring ice floes, greeting each other amid a passel of friendly penguins. Some concepts can be esoteric ("Peace is old like the stars / and new as a birth"), but the value of acting mindfully and compassionately toward all living beings shines through. An authors' note—more for adults—describes their life in Mozambique during wartime and the violence's impact on animal populations. Grades K-3. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–2—Charmingly illustrated, this striking picture book informs young readers of the benefits of peace and that it is attainable for each of us: "Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice." Delivered in perfectly scanning rhyming couplets, this important lesson is easily understood in the words that define peace and in the engaging illustrations. Round-face children in a wide variety of skin tones and hair colors mix and mingle with one another and with insects and animals from around the world, including lions, rabbits, bears, zebras, and birds. Bright colors decorate the pages with round-topped trees and flowers along with smiling animals and youngsters. Some of the animals pictured are symbols of peace, such as cranes and the doves holding an olive branch, and some are critters considered naturally peaceful: pandas, koalas, penguins, and butterflies. The authors' note at the end tells of how war affects not only humans but also the animals living in the midst of conflict and how peace can help repopulate devastated areas. VERDICT A valuable, necessary lesson that beautifully defines peace for children and their adults.—Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek P.L., WI Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–2—Charmingly illustrated, this striking picture book informs young readers of the benefits of peace and that it is attainable for each of us: "Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice." Delivered in perfectly scanning rhyming couplets, this important lesson is easily understood in the words that define peace and in the engaging illustrations. Round-face children in a wide variety of skin tones and hair colors mix and mingle with one another and with insects and animals from around the world, including lions, rabbits, bears, zebras, and birds. Bright colors decorate the pages with round-topped trees and flowers along with smiling animals and youngsters. Some of the animals pictured are symbols of peace, such as cranes and the doves holding an olive branch, and some are critters considered naturally peaceful: pandas, koalas, penguins, and butterflies. The authors' note at the end tells of how war affects not only humans but also the animals living in the midst of conflict and how peace can help repopulate devastated areas. VERDICT A valuable, necessary lesson that beautifully defines peace for children and their adults.—Maryann H. Owen, Oak Creek P.L., WI Copyright 2021 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"From saying hello and pronouncing your friend's name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I'm sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice.From a hello and pronouncing your friend’s name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I’m sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it. Award-winning authors, Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, have teamed up with illustrator Estelí Meza—winner of the ‘A la Orilla del Viento’ the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico—to create an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world.CCBC Choices 2022Charter Oak Children's Book Award Nominee, 2021Northern Lights Book Awards Mindfulness Category Winner, 2021Shortlisted for Gourmand Awards in "peace" category, April 2022 "This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers." - Mutually Inclusive Blog

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Peace is on purpose. Peace is a choice. Peace lets the smallest of us have a voice.From a hello and pronouncing your friend's name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I'm sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions small and big that foster it. Award-winning authors, Baptiste Paul and Miranda Paul, have teamed up with illustrator Estelí Meza'winner of the 'A la Orilla del Viento' the premier Picture Book Contest Award in Mexico'to create an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world. "This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers." - Mutually Inclusive Blog