|Publisher:||Future Horizons, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||9.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Mimi Chao grew up in the make-believe worlds of Calvin & Hobbes, Studio Ghibli, and Roald Dahl… and never quite grew out of them. She believes in maintaining that child-like wonder while integrating the perspective life brings. In 2014, Mimi left a corporate career to work towards her idea of meaningful storytelling. She’s since illustrated children’s books, designed characters for companies, and created keepsake stories for individuals. Besides drawing, Mimi thoroughly enjoys architecture, technology, and puppies. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One Line Review: In My World, you are perfect. I just read the most beautiful thing. Guys. This started out with a zero star and jumped straight to five. It demanded my attention. It demanded to capture my heart. So, I surrendered it. The words are just brilliantly arranged in the smoothest way possible. In My World, has a strong and positive message. My only wish is that everyone gets to read and understand it. The illustrations were beautiful and accompanied the story well. Even though the words were simple, they held a powerful meaning. With every turning page you feel the momentum just building. Until finally, we reach the end and are left scrambling.
IN MY WORLD by Jillian Ma is a beautifully illustrated picture book with an even more beautiful message. Following a young boy, we see his fantastical dreams full of possibilities--dancing in the rain, shooting for the stars, climbing mountains, etc. But, we also are told of his others--to be seen and heard, to share snacks with his friends, to talk about his favorite things, etc. All these dreams in his world are ones shared universally by young children, making this book relatable to a wide audience. And yet this book is special because the main character has autism, and some of his dreams in his world are ones most children don't have to dream about. This is a perfect book to teach understanding and appreciation of others, especially those with autism, as it sends a message to children that they can each help one-another achieve their dreams. Thank you to NetGalley and Future Horizons for my complimentary copy.
This book will pull at your heartstrings. An adorable little boy with autism reveals his magical world to the reader as he goes on exciting adventures with his friends, has infinite dreams, dances ecstatically in rain puddles, soars on an airplane, and sings with his feathered friends, just to name a few. He is seen, heard and loved in his world as he partakes in the deliciousness of his life. He interacts with the people around him who accept him and make him feel that he can conquer whatever life brings his way. All his dreams come true there. The illustrations ooze happiness, engagement and bright colours. Then in contrast there is a dark, empty page where the little boy is standing all alone... his only friend being his teddy bear. This is the hard and very sad truth of his life... this is his reality. "In your world... I have autism." This book carries a very touching message. Each page contains one simple sentence nestled in a beautiful illustration which makes it easy for early readers to digest. The words are simple but pack a powerful message. It's a rhyming book which is perfect. In sharing it can become a catalyst for lots of discussion afterwards. Your heart will drop when the happy, colourful boy in his world is reduced to a sad grey outline of himself in his real life. In the end the boy encourages you to come along side of him and help him achieve his dreams as he has hopes and desires too just like all the other children. This is an exceptional book. I highly, highly recommend it.