Only You Can Be You by The Clarksons

If there is one thing I can do when raising my child, it’s to show her and let her know how amazing and spectacular she is in her own way. Books like this are perfect for just that.

Thank you Tommy Nelson for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: In their first picture book, bestselling author Sally Clarkson and her son Nathan encourage children on the journey to discovering their strengths. Mother and son duo draw on themes from their first book, Different, the emotive story of Nathan’s experiences growing up with mental illness and learning disabilities and Sally’s journey to loving him unconditionally. With the powerful truth that what makes you different makes you great, Only You Can Be You will help children embrace their differences and celebrate the differences in others. The irresistible rhymes paired with Tim Warnes’s whimsical illustrations encourage your children with the reassurance they’re looking for in their own uniqueness. Whether they are quiet or artistic, funny or boisterous, your children will love this heartwarming read that assures them that they’re wonderful exactly as they are. 

The artwork in this book was absolutely beautiful. My toddler loved the animals and how each child was dressed. She would point to them and name them which was fun it itself. What I wish I saw more in the book was a better rhyming scheme. Some pages rhymed and seemed to fit together perfectly, while others seemed a little off balanced. The moral of the story was wonderful and exactly what I was looking for in a book like this. It really illustrates how amazing we all are.

4/5 Stars

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