- Picture books
Versify, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Physical Description
- 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Main Author
Digitally created pictures in bold, inviting colors illustrate a list of declarations that Medina hopes will encourage youngsters to "make this a better world." Each spread is divided into two parts, with half stating an oath in the author's hand-lettering and the other half containing an illustrated example of how to put that oath into action. "I will be kind to others" depicts a girl reading to an elderly, gray-haired woman in a rocking chair. The picture accompanying "I will help those in need" is of a kneeling boy tying a shoelace for a child with an arm in a sling. Fourteen promises to take positive action fill the book. The various affirmations include ways to be helpful to others as well as to oneself. Children with a wide variety of skin tones and hair textures are pictured alongside both nondisabled youngsters and several who use wheelchairs. One final illustration features several people in the act of being kind: assisting a blind person in crossing a street, watering plants, playing music, and caring for animals. Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews
Pura Belpré Award winner Medina offers a compilation of self-affirmations for young readers in this colorful picture book series starter. Each spread features a page with a hand-lettered "I will" promise against a bright monochrome background, with each opposing page featuring a corresponding illustration outlined in black lines. On one spread, "I will learn!/ I will/ explore!" stands out against a light orchid background on the left, while a light-skinned blond child peers through a magnifying glass at a ladybug on the right. The volume's end strays from form, breaking the fourth wall to address "you" and drawing the lessons together in a cohesive conclusion. Digital art in bold colors warmly portrays a cast of varying abilities, ages, religions, and skin tones. An accessible guide to becoming a more compassionate global citizen. Ages 4–7. (Sept.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.
Bright and colorful, this picture book is filled with affirmations while building self-worth and improving communication skills for kids, and adults, of all ages.Review by Publisher Summary 2
Bright and colorful, this picture book is filled with affirmations while building self-worth and improving communication skills for kids, and adults, of all ages. Simultaneous eBook. Illustrations.Review by Publisher Summary 3
From Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina, I WILL! helps young readers to affirm how they will act with bold, colorful illustrations and simple text. This paper-over-board picture book is the first in Medina's I WILL! series.I will be kind to others.I will tell the truth, even if it’s hard.I will love myself.The words and pictures in this book are promises the reader can make to themselves and to their friends and family! Full of affirmations that entertain while building self-esteem and improving communication skills, I WILL! is the perfect read aloud for kids and adults of any age. What will you do to help make this a better world?Review by Publisher Summary 4
A picture book, the first in a series, full of bold and playful illustrations and simple but important affirmations, that will allow young children, and even adults, to navigate their emotions and foster discussions especially during difficult times, like the present.A picture book with bold, playful illustrations and simple text full of affirmations dedicated to being entertaining while building self-worth and improving communication skills for kids, and adults, of all ages. What do you promise to do to help make the world a better place?Review by Publisher Summary 5
This paper-over-board picture book, the first in the I WILL! series by Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator Juana Medina, I WILL! is full of bold and playful illustrations and simple but important affirmations that will allow children and their adults, to navigate their intentions and foster discussions, especially during difficult times.