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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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2011

    highly recommend

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Great introduction to Audrey Hepburn for young girls!

    The illustrations are beautiful! They really capture the spirit of Audrey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Love it!

    This is an incredible book, all should read it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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