This is a wonderful picture book about a topic that is very much not present with kids of all ages: and that is peace.
Kids nowadays are surrounded with noise. They are just as distracted, if not more, than their parents and adults. It is a well-known fact that most elementary kids own a cell phone. I find this really hard to believe. But there is a cultural push towards being connected and being in touch at all times and texting at all times.
What is Peace? is a delightfully open-ended and thought-provoking invitation to consider how to make and sustain peace in our lives.
What does peace mean to you? through a series of linked questions paired with art that’s at once whimsical and sophisticated, the idea of peace is picked up and examined from every angle in the pages of this amazing book.
Wallace Edwards’ expressive paintings give the experience of an art gallery in book form, and his sense of play and boundless imagination are guaranteed to ignite creativity and expression.
I loved this book from beginning to end. The art work in this book is breathtaking.
I am SO glad that writers are concerned about peace and how kids can cultivate it. I worry that kids are so overly connected and that they lack face to face communication and connection with another person. I think they will definitely struggle later in life because of that.
Also, there is the lack of peace in the world. If only kids can learn how to cultivate pace in their corner and show others the value of peace, we will definitely have a much better life moving forward.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth