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REVIEW: Magic Thinking for Kids by Marrielle Monte

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Title: Magic Thinking for Kids*

Author: Marrielle Monte

Illustrator: Steven Celiceo

Published: August 2, 2018

Theme:  Affirmation

Character Origin: Human

Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 40

Ages: 5-8 | Book Level: — | Lexile Measure:

*Copy of this book provided by the author for my honest review.

Synopsis: Live Happy Magazine listed Magic Thinking for Kids a Top 5 Book to Cheer Up and Gear Up Kids for School! This engaging book is a fun introduction to teach kids they have the power to change the way they feel by changing their thoughts. Using bright illustrations and fun interactive examples kids see how to incorporate positive affirmations into their daily life. The goal is to help kids be mindful of their thoughts and to feel good about themselves so they lead a happier life.

My thoughts…

Monte really tapped into a magnificent niche. Affirmations are just the thing that could combat bullying and other negative influences that kids face daily. While this is not a remedy, asserting self-confidence and strength arms kids in a way that allows them to view themselves and their capabilities positively. I challenge you to share a copy of this book with kids struggling with self-esteem and self-confidence. Magic is wthin each of us we need only to change our thinking to unleash it.

Celiceo’s illustrations were delightful. The text gets lost in the illustrations on some of the pages which makes it difficult to read at times. This could be a challenge for a young reader. This book is a perfect opportunity for one on one time with your kids in the morning. Stand with them in the mirror and repeat these affirmations together. That way they won’t feel alone but be reassured they have your support going into their day. Monte includes steps to create your very own affirmation (love that!). Adding it to my collection!

My rating…


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