Review – This is My Face by Lee Alfred II
Illustrated by Jenny Cabatuan
I must confess to not reading any Liam and Landen’s previous books, but this didn’t stop me enjoying the energy of This Is My Face.
These African American siblings are a joy, especially in their enthusiasm to living up to their father directive of being as creative as they can.
We have a range of faces that run the gamut of emotions from happy to sad. These boys are emotionally articulate and are able to explain the thoughts and feelings shown in their expressions.
I like the running theme that gives strength and resilience
How good is This is My Face
This is a good book for on many levels as a straightforward read of children having fun but also as a way of allowing children to identify and express their emotions in an accessible way. The activities at the end of the book reinforce the sliver of mindfulness that runs throughout. The illustrations were unfortunately dull, flat even and did not live up to the spirit of the text
My thanks to NetGalley and publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for a review.
3 Stars - Liked It