Your Inside Shape by Christine Sarno-Doyle

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"A motivational picture book by author Sarno-Doyle designed to teach kids about exploring their own abilities and hobbies. Using the metaphor of an “inside shape” for the inner being, Sarno-Doyle aims to teach kids to weigh inner values over outer appearances. Written for very young children, the book is bright and full of lively images.... The author explains the difference between “outside shape” (hair, clothes, ethnicity, etc.) and “inside shape,” the inner interests that children need to develop to become full-fledged, happy individuals. Many of the possible interests here are professional and educational—science, animal welfare, books, mathematics. The book also offers inspiration for kids to develop extracurricular activities, including sports and fishing. There are several open-ended prompts at the beginning of the book to get readers started: “I like to...” or “I don’t like to....” These questions are designed to help children explore their strengths and the skills they want to learn.... Charmingly illustrated ... with old-fashioned images of children at play, the text will appeal to parents looking for inspiring books for their young children. Fans of the Free To Be You And Me style of children’s literature will appreciate the inspiring message about developing children’s passions. —Kirkus Book Reviews "Your Inside Shape" is a children's book that offers readers a lesson in individuality, and helps young minds realize their own unique potential to the world. With easy-to-follow poetic verse and guided illustrations, "Your Inside Shape" joins Orion and his friends as they learn that what is on the inside is more important than what is on the outside. Children will enjoy learning how to discover their own passions, interests, and talents, and how these inside shapes will be carried with them their entire lives. This original picture book explains in simple terms how to discover those inner qualities, how to appreciate them and to respect the qualities of others.
 

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Published October 1, 2012 by SDP Publishing Solutions. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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Charmingly illustrated by Jennings with old-fashioned images of children at play, the text will appeal to parents looking for inspiring books for their young children.

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