Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
- The Facts: If You Look Up to the Sky, story by Angela Dalton, pictures by Margarita Sikorskaia, published in the USA 2018 by Beaver’s Pond Press, 24 pages, ISBN 13: 978-1-59298-828-0.
- The Review: If You Look Up to the Sky is a wonderful story of the power of the sky to help you get through the ups and downs life brings and to remember the important people and places in your life. The illustration of this book is nothing short of amazing. Each picture tells a story and perfectly complements the words in every way. My children were captivated by the pictures and symbolism beautifully laid out in the pictures and accompanying text.
- This book targets early readers (ages 3 and up), and could be read to younger children as a fun night time story which is exactly what we did. As soon as I showed the book to my children, ages 6 and 9, they both asked me to read it to them as their bedtime story. Although my son is bit more advanced than the age range the book is targeted for, If You Look Up to the Sky was perfect to read together and it allowed me the opportunity to ask them philosophical questions and discuss the things they see when they look at the sky. The book also gave us a lens to understand life and the things that happen in life and how you can cope in good and tough times. Also as someone who had an extremely close relationship with my grandmother the story loop between the grandmother and protagonist was especially touching. Bottom line: If You Look Up to the Sky is a great read and a delightful book to share.