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Posted October 1, 2011
Just Being Audrey: A Gift for All Ages
Just Being Audrey proves to be one of those relatively rare cases where the author and illustrator are completely in synch regarding the theme and tone of the book. Author Margaret Cardillo writes like she has always known Audrey Hepburn by heart, and after extensive research by her and illustrator Julia Denos, the two artists bring her best qualities to life for a new generation of readers.
To be kind above all, a message Hepburn's mother, a baroness, instilled in Audrey, is timely in our age of a disturbing increase in bullying as a result of ignorance of differences and issues of diversity. It is a welcome theme throughout the book and one that children respond very well to. Audrey always felt different, but with her mother's significant encouragement we learn how she turns her unique qualities into strength of character. It is her strength of spirit that forges an unforgettable film career as well as a life that is dedicated to her own cherished children and, later in life, to children around the globe through UNICEF.
Just Being Audrey is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book and a special gift to older generations who have grown up loving Audrey Hepburn.
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Posted January 10, 2011
An adorable biography of an American icon. A must read for all young girls and their Moms and Grandmothers! This is what you want your daughter to grow up to be like! A great role model. Beautifully written and gorgeously illustrated!
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