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Life is Beautiful!

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Winner of:
Lifestyle Motivation and Inspiration (Gold Medal), 2013 Gelett Burgess Award

Violet is a little Kenyan girl who is visited by a winged giraffe during one particularly hunger-filled night. Wanting to cheer up a hungry and dejected Violet, the giraffe takes the little girl on a flight around her country of Kenya, as well as around the entire African continent. Durin
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published March 1st 2013 by Cuento de Luz (first published January 1st 2013)
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I liked this book. The story was imaginative and the illustrations were beautifully done. I liked how the story went about showing children a way to find happiness in sad times by learning to appreciate the world around you through looking at it in different ways. The book was a little heavy on text, though, and some of it was odd. For instance, several times Violet's "enormous eyes" were mentioned. I found this odd simply because the illustrations of her didn't show that her eyes were any ...more
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Ugh. I just. It says Kenya and then it says Africa and then it says "my country," which readers are going to read as the nation of Africa, and it's just more of the same old "Africa is so exotic and JUST BEAUTIFUL" and bleh and why can't it just be a fun story about a flying giraffe, geez!
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