Saturday, August 26, 2017
Riley Can Be Anything
Riley's visiting his older cousin Joe and getting some future career advice along the way. Will he be a chef? A jazz musician? A doctor? Only time will tell.
I wish I lived in a world where it didn't attract my attention (and appreciation) that there are more books today with a positive message about diversity and possibilities for children of color. This book does not make a big deal at all over the fact that Riley's a non-white kid, but it's nice that there are books out there with a positive message for all kids.
Positive, upbeat, sweetly silly rhyming, and the illustrations are adorable. The pic of Riley's classroom with their little school uniforms made me *awww* out loud. (Really, I'm a total sappy marshmallow).
I can see this book becoming a favorite bedtime read. It's VERY short (24pages).
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.