Title: Macie’s Mirror
Author: Adam Ciccio, and Gertie Jaquet (Illustrator)
Audience age: 5+
Publisher: Clavis Publishing
Publish Date: March 13, 2020
Everyone at school loves Macie. But when a new girl comes to the class, Macie suddenly feels less special. At home, she asks her mirror what’s wrong with her. The more she looks in the mirror, the sadder Macie gets.
**I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
This was a lovely picture book which emphasized the acceptance of one’s appearance. I thought that this book lacked substance; there were sweet moments between Macie and her father. There were words of encourage from Macie’s father for Macie to accept herself for who is and, and to love herself first and foremost. I loved the story itself, and the message it wants to send to young readers, but I felt like it was missing something that I can’t quite put my finger on at this moment. I’m not sure if I would recommend this book for a teacher to use, or for parents to read to their children which is why I gave it 4 out of 5 cups of tea.
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