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Posted January 13, 2014
Reviewed by Naga Chokkanathan for Readers' Favorite
This is a book about Keri, a cute girl. In fact, that is an understatement; she is a cute cute cute girl. That's what everyone around her said. From the moment she was born, everybody praised her for being cute, her parents were very proud of her and she was also proud of the fact that she is beautiful. As she grew, more 'cute' comments came her way and she accepted all of them happily. Until one fine day, she realized being cute is not the only thing in the world. Kids around her do something unique, something useful; they may not be cute, but they are good at an art or a subject. Being cute is good up to a certain time, but beyond that she has to find a different identity for herself. Keri starts thinking along these lines and what happens next is a wonderful climax to this cute story. Er, please read it as "This brilliant story."
Keri is Cute Cute Cute is written by Karen Wiesner, author of more than 100 books and illustrated by Molly M. Courtright, senior illustrator and graphic designer, published by Wee Creek Press. This book (purposefully, I assume) uses a pink theme which is supposed to be the color of cute girls. With a simple story and short, easy to read sentences, it illustrates a powerful fact that cuteness is important, but that is not all. Kids will love reading this story while the message will stay with them forever. I strongly recommend this book to kids who just started reading.