Review Title: Beautiful & Encouraging (review of Hope’s Colors by Elizabeth and Katherine Bauman)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
This beautiful children’s book will appeal to all parents looking for an encouraging story and supportive art work that shows it’s okay to be different. The young illustrator and author of Hope’s Colors, high functioning on the autistic spectrum, and her writer mom are donating a portion of the book sales proceeds to Autism Speaks.
The book has a great message both to help people accept their own differences as a positive feature, and to also accept differences in others as something to appreciate. As a former preschool teacher, I find this to be a timely message to share with young students. The book will work equally as well in the home, with a homeschool group, or at the church library.
You will not want to miss out on this beautifully rendered story and its positive dose of encouragement. Although written for children, adults need this message, too. I will be sharing this book with my friend who has worked many years with special education. I think she will say she could have used this message with many in the past who needed to hear it from another young person in addition to hearing it from adult instructors. Read and enjoy, and then bless others with this book!