Wow this is such an amazing, important book! I had tears in my eyes reading it to my son for the first time. It teaches self worth, lifting each other up, and to continue to shine no matter what! The message of strength and kindness is something all ages can appreciate! This will be a staple in our family read alouds for years to come! :)
This book has such a heartfelt message that can relate to any age! We have all gone through a "darkness" before and this book reminds us that we have the power to change our reality and there are people out there who will always support us! I bought this book for my mom who has been going through a darkness of her own, and this book brought her to tears. Jessica Covella has composed such an inspiring, thought provoking book paired with beautiful illustrations! I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a little inspiration or just an uplifting message.
Jessica and Mariia do a wonderful job at telling a beautiful story - and important lesson - about being true to yourself and surrounding yourself with people who lift you up, not cut you down. Although my son is just 3, he very much enjoys the illustrations and asks approximately four thousand (why is she sad? where is her red heart? who is that? etc) questions while we read, showing me that he is doing his best three-year-old job of understanding the book's message. We will continue reading this book as he grows, teaching him to be kind to himself and others.
This book is more than a children’s book, but one that could be offered to a grieving friend as a gift and also read by a teacher to help students feel self worth and value one another. The message is so true and relevant in today’s world. We could all spread a little more light throughout our days!
I read Shine, and as I turned each page, two things happened: First, I thought of a new person who could use this lovely message about one's inner light, and second, I kept getting the shivers you get when someone gives you a soul-affirming compliment. I need to spread this wonderful message!
I love the message of this book. It teaches children the strength of their own light and uniqueness. An empowering message important for ALL humans.
This book is amazing and wonderful and shares such an important and insightful message with children in a beautiful and simple way. I am a teacher and I shared this book with my students that gave lead to a powerful social emotional lesson and conversation. The pages are beautiful and elegant. The message is one of truth and importance.