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Just in time for graduation, Debbie Glade reviews Reach for the Stars: And Other Advice for Life’s Journey

Advice for Life Children Can Really Use

66137610Serge Bloch was the illustrator for my favorite children’s book of all time, The Enemy: A Book About Peace. (If you haven’t read that yet, you must get it!) He also writes books too. And after writing the popular, Butterflies in my Stomach and Other School Hazards, Serge wrote Reach for the Stars: And Other Advice for Life’s Journey.

66137614The artwork is an adorable combination of simple drawings and photographs, like crumpled paper, and the message is even cuter. The author uses everyday sayings familiar to adults and weaves them into his artwork in clever ways, so young children can easily understand them. The book teaches readers about the many bumps, twists, turns and setbacks we all experience in life and how we can rise 66137616above them to soar as high as the stars.

You’ll find yourself taking it off the shelf when you’re having a bad day. It’s just a simple, small, feel good book, that is sure to put a smile on your face and warm your heart. I highly recommend it, and it would make a great gift for a special child (or adult) in your life.

debbiegladeDebbie Glade, today’s guest reviewer, is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for She blogs daily at

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