by Linda Ryden, Shearry Malone
I loved the themes of loving-kindness, generosity, and mindfulness in this book! The first few pages show the class learning a meditation that they repeat and take into their hearts, fostering love and gentleness toward the people around them.
I like that this book has a positive message without feeling too preachy, and the morals fit in nicely with the overall story.
I did NOT enjoy the art style. A lot of the perspectives are off, so that a table might look like it’s floating in midair, because the legs of the table don’t line up with the floor. In one illustration a characters legs are sticking out from under a table at a strange angle. It looks sloppy and odd.
The characters are cute, and I like the color scheme, but the lines of the illustrations don’t always look right. Some pages look like they were drawn by a child. Cute, but not the best quality.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.