That’s Life!

Little, Brown. Mar. 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780316485487.
K-Gr 3–A cute and fluffy gray creature, Life, guides a child through the unexpected and wonderful experiences that life has to offer. There are many important messages shared: life is weird; life goes on; life knocks you down, but if you shake it off, life can be sweet again. The vibrant and adorable illustrations of Life and the child help save this from being just a gift book full of clichés. This title could be shared at a read-aloud featuring other inspirational message books like Peter H. Reynolds’s Say Something.
VERDICT Sure to be a choice for 2020 graduation gifts, this sweet but greeting-card stock story offers an alternative to Dr. Seuss’s Oh the Places You’ll Go.

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