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.
From School Library Journal: 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., WIα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A visually splendid primer on peace. ― Kirkus Reviews
Perfect for celebrating spring as a time of birth and hope, this book is sure to spark family conversations about peace and personal responsibility. ― Washington Parent
Thoughtful, inspiring words and exquisite illustrations to share with young minds during increasingly tumultuous times. ― Avery & Augustine Blog
This picture book takes a huge concept like peace and makes it completely approachable for young readers. ― Mutually Inclusive Blog
Author: Miranda Paul, Joseph Bruchac, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kimberly Blaeser, 신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin, Ed DeCaria, Becky Shillington, Padma Venkatraman, Gwendolyn Hooks, Jane Yolen, Janice Scully, Charles Waters, Carole Lindstrom, Sylvia Liu, Carolyn Dee Flores, Sarvinder Naberhaus