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REVIEW: Dear Boy, by Paris and Jason Rosenthal

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Title: Dear Boy,

Author: Paris & Jason Rosenthal | Illustrator: Holly Hatam

Publisher: HarperCollins | Published: April 23, 2019

Theme:  Self Love

Character Origin: Human

Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 40

Ages: 4-8 | Book Level: — | Lexile Measure: 470

Synopsis: Paris Rosenthal teams up with her father, Jason Rosenthal, the author of the Modern Love article “My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me,” to bring you the heartwarming and inspirational Dear Boy,.

Dear Boy, is an open love letter to the special boy in your life. Boys, too, need a gentle reminder that they are cool, clever, compassionate, and one of a kind.

With the same tenderness as Dear Girl,, Paris and Jason’s charming text and Holly Hatam’s stunning illustrations will make any boy reading this book feel that he’s amazing just the way he is—whether he’s offering a helping hand, singing in a choir, or reaching for the stars!

…be kind

…always trust magic

…and pursue your dreams.

My thoughts…

As expected, this is such a beautiful book. It is a follow-up to Dear Girl, another NYT bestseller. This inspiring letter to the little little boys of the world will give you chills as you read it. The flow of the text is impeccable. I enjoyed every word. The Rosenthals clearly left their hearts on the pages of this book and we are the better for it.

Hatam’s illustrations are just stunning and reflect those of Dear Girl,, beautifully. I love the diversity of the characters because they reflect our world today. The color palette is warm and welcoming just like the text. Dear Boy, is an excellent book to read at bedtime by a parent or caregiver or read by a young boy as his own personal affirmation to himself. Another job well done by the Rosenthal’s! 

My rating…

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