"Writer L. Carol Lewis and illustrator Christopher B. Clarke have created a picture book of "blessings," designed to impart an "attitude of gratitude" in every reader. The simple story line reminds children and adults of everyday reasons to be thankful. Touching on various subjects, including appreciating life, nature and family, the book imparts basic values without being too preachy. The theme is especially effective since it's told through the eyes of Little Lumpy Lulu, a school-aged child.
Christopher B. Clarke's detailed illustrations are rich with realism, using soft warm colors in his oversized portraits of Little Lumpy Lulu and her world. The story comes alive with images of Lumpy's family, friends, and playmates called "Little Lovelies." The trademark butterfly motif, creatively positioned throughout the book, enhances its appeal to youngsters. And the simple language of Book Blessings makes it easy to follow and understand, providing children with a thoughtful way to learn the value of the world around them."
--Chandra L. Tyson is a teacher and mother of two children. Originally published in Quarterly Black Review March-April 2002
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