by Justine Edward


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Illustrated by seven year old Karl Gabriel, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this simple-to-read picture book helps children understand that they can overcome whatever is going on around them if they believe in the light that lives within them.

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ISBN-13: 9781452575315
Publisher: Balboa Press
Publication date: 06/18/2013
Pages: 28
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.07(d)

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Shine 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
WOW! This book is WONDERFUL! CUTE with a POWERFUL message! "There is a light within you" can do many things! "There is a light within you"...let it SHINE :)
AmandaP2012 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I think the message is wonderful and the pictures are touching. It has a clear message that everyone is special. That we all have a light that shines, no matter what. It tells us that we should not let anyone make us feel bad about who we are. I think every child should read this, or have it read to them. Especially anyone with any type of disability, condition, syndrome, or whatever label some doctor has put on them.  My son has Asperger's Syndrome, so autism and feeling different is always a part of my life. I really appreciate everyone that attempts to get the message out that everyone is special.  Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in hopes I would review it on my blog. Regardless, all opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
"Shine" is full of inspirational affirmations of everyone's ability to shine in their own unique way. It provides positive messages reminding us that we are all special.  Justine's poetic words are sincere but a bit difficult for young readers. This is a book best read by parents to their children. It also provides a great starting point to talk to children about their differences. Illustrated by Karl Gabriel (the seven-year-old son of the author's best friend) who is autistic, the drawings are simple and heartfelt. You can tell they were drawn to illustrate the words, which brings to mind the poignant image of a mother reading to her autistic son. I read the ebook version and was disappointed to find that it doesn't contain any information about the author or illustrator (which is included in the paperback version). I also think the author has wasted a valuable opportunity by not including a forward or end-note explaining the idea behind the book or including any links to her own website or sites about Autism Spectrum Disorder. I received this book for the purpose of providing an honest review.
Nincarol More than 1 year ago
Shine is a delightful children's picture book with a powerful message. It encourages kids and the adults who read the book to them to be their best, to shine with their own special light. I think the illustrations by the author's son are very appealing to children as they look like something each reader might have drawn. A lovely book to read again and again or give as a gift to a favorite child in your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really LOVE this book and think every child should have a copy, positive message and great illustrations. Reading this book to my children leaves us all feeling good every time we read it which is often. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shine encourages all children to see their differences as positives. We are all different in some way or another. That's what makes us special. I think the illustrations are beautiful and colorful and reinforce the message that you can achieve whatever you want to achieve. A great bedtime read!