Macie’s Mirror by Adam Ciccio (and illustrated by Gertie Jaquet) is a sweet story of what one sees in themselves and what others see and how contrasting it can be. We are often the hardest on ourselves.
Right off the bat, I love the illustrations of the various faces for Macie both in the beginning and at the end of the book. These illustrations would be a great tool to use with children and discuss each picture and talk about feelings.
I can’t say enough how much I love the illustrations in this book. They are vivid, vibrant, and detailed. A reader could spend time just gazing at all the details.
The author’s use of imagery helps the reader slow down and examine the illustrations and what is being conveyed in the story about Macie. Using colors, bolded words, and easy-to-read sentences capture a reader’s attention. I also liked how some sentences rhymed but still packed a powerful message. I think kids will enjoy this fast-read book and the story’s message.
Until next time, happy reading, and have a wonderful day.