#KIDLIT | If You Look Up To The Sky by Angela Dalton

“Anything is possible.” 

How many times do we hear those words in the run of our busy, daily lives? Many of you may answer that you hear them quite often. Others may answer that they don’t hear those words quite often enough. Either way, most of us are familiar with the phrase. It’s a comforting affirmation that makes you believe in the stuff dreams are made of. If internalized, it truly helps us to believe that we can do and be anything we want to be. This can be incredibly comforting in times when so many things seem uncertain.

This is a message that I have been happy to take away from the children’s book If You Look Up To The Sky by Angela Dalton and illustrated by Margarita Sikorskaia. Written for children ages 3 and up, If You Look Up To the Sky is a grandmother’s comforting story to her grandchild in times of worry or uncertainty.

Opening If You Look Up to the Sky and glossing over the pages was such a gift within itself. The beautifully blended hues of blues, purples, and earth tones were so mesmerizing to take in. And as I continued to read, I found such a heartwarming story complimented by breath-taking imagery! I could not wait to share this book with my children.

And just as I'd imagined, my children loved this book. Even my teenager enjoyed reading passages to my youngest son. My oldest son and daughter will take turns reading to their little brother, urging him to read passages as well. But nothing warms my heart more than when he pulls the book from the shelf to read at bedtime. My youngest has grown to love If You Look Up To The Sky and marvels over the pretty pages each night we read it as if it's his first time reading.

One thing I love about If You Look Up to The Sky is it's a strong reminder that anything is possible. There’s no need to be fearful or worry about anything, because even the sky itself is a symbol of all the beauty and hope in the world. Storms and rainbows remind us that hard times will come, but they will pass. Stars remind us that each of us is just as special as the single stars that adorn the sky and are just as important.

The grandmother uses the elements of the sky to give her grandchild life lessons she can always hold dear in her heart and witness when she looks up at the constant sky. Not only was the message well received by my children, I enjoyed the message as well.

If You Look Up To The Sky also encouraged me to affirm my children more often. It's important to enforce messages that diminish doubt and fears. As a mother, I often forget that my children may have worries they won't share with my husband and I at all times. Sometimes we have to remember to keep our children encouraged so those positive messages rise to the surface during tough times.

I urge all parents and anyone with little ones in their lives to check out If You Look Up To The Sky by Angela Dalton. It's a beautifully illustrated book with an endearing message that children will love! To get a copy for yourself, your family, your friends, and/or the children in your life, be sure to click the link here.

Have you read If You Look Up to the Sky?
Do you use books to teach life lessons to your children?

Disclosure: This book was sent to me by the author for review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. To read more about my disclosure policy, click here

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