The Reflection in Me (Hardcover)

The Reflection in Me By Marc Colagiovanni, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
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In the follow-up to When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left, comes a heartwarming and joyful celebration of self-love from #1 New York Times bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds and talented author Marc Colagiovanni!

"I like being you," said the reflection in the mirror. “To me, you are perfectly perfect."

This is a story of self-love that teaches children that their physical layer is just that -- one layer -- and below it lies a rich tapestry of attributes that make them unique and wonderful. Through Marc Colagiovanni’s powerful text and Peter H. Reynolds's inspirational artwork, this picture book offers readers a wholly original exploration of self-love and self-acceptance.

Originally released as an animated short, which has over 1.4 million views on YouTube, this is the second of two new picture books created in collaboration with Marc and Peter that is sure to inspire, affirm, and reassure at key milestone moments in every young reader's life.The Reflection in Me serves to empower children and readers of all ages to find the courage to look inside and love themselves just as they are.

About the Author

PETER H. REYNOLDS is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of many books for children, including Happy Dreamer, The Word Collector, Say Something!, Be You!, and Our Table. He is also the illustrator of When Thing Aren't Going Right, Go Left by Marc Colagiovanni. His books have been translated into over 25 languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. In 1996, he founded FableVision with his brother, Paul, as a social change agency to help create "stories that matter, stories that move." He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with his family.

MARC COLAGIOVANNI is a children's book author who is currently a practicing attorney in the state of Rhode Island. While he is honored to be a part of the legal profession and enjoys the practice of law, his true passion is writing. He is the author of When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left and The Reflection in Me, both illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Marc was born, raised, and currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife and three daughters.

Praise For…

Praise for When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left:

"Resilience and optimism win the day -- and the long game -- in an encouraging fable about finding one's way." -- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Our Table by Peter H. Reynolds:

An Amazon Best Children's Book of 2021

* "In Reynolds' established tradition, this story is simple and full of heart, celebrating the wonder and possibility of being human and being in relationship... Sweet and timely for today's families." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Reynolds tells the story simply and illustrates it expressively... A reminder of what really matters." -- Booklist, starred review

Praise for Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds:

"What is remarkable about the book is that even though the instructions and the brief sentences explaining them are at times vague, the illustrations expand on them in ways readers will find endearing and uplifting... Both beautiful and inspiring as graduation gift or guide to life." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds:

"A motivational must-have for every collection." -- School Library Journal

"This book's encouragement to kids to find their voices can also be used to start a conversation about how they can make a difference in their world." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds:

"Peter H. Reynolds always manages to walk a delicate line with his books -- make that a couple lines: weighty but not weighed down. Universal yet kid-centric. No easy feat." -- Travis Jonker, School Library Journal

"Capture[s] the beauty of words and the wonder of sharing them with others... enchanting." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Packs a powerful punch... capture[s] both the joy of learning and the power of kindness." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Happy Dreamer by Peter H. Reynolds:

"The message of acceptance and patience comes through clearly, and the exhortation to 'carve your own path' and 'show the world who you are' will be appreciated by anyone who has ever felt misunderstood." -- Booklist

"Celebrates individuality, self-expression, and the joys of being a dreamer... a liberating validation of dreaming as restorative, comforting, and powerful, while giving kids full license to be themselves." -- Publishers Weekly

"A sweet gift to praise spirited individuality, this choice encourages readers to dream big. Let those sparkles fly!" -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338810486
ISBN-10: 1338810480
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English