Book review: The Knowing Book, by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

Dotlich, Rebecca Kai. The knowing book. Illustrated by Matthew Cordell. Boyd’s Mill Press, 2016. unp. $16.95. ISBN: 978-1-59078-926-1. Gr. 1+. P7 Q8

dotlich-knowing-bookThere are constants in our lives and a young rabbit setting out on adventure in life reminds us of this. The sun, the sky and the moon are always going to be there. What we make of your lives, the choices of which road, path we go down are things that we can learn from. This rabbit does just that he ventures into the world where he sees and learns things and eventually makes his way home. The soft pastel colors show the rabbit taking in the world and not being afraid to take chances.

Verdict: This book has been written for younger children but I think it could be used in older grades as well. It has a lesson that all of us, at times forget life that are life is to be lived.

November 2016 review by Carol Bernardi.


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