Wednesday 29 May 2024

The Reflection in Me

The Reflection in Me by Mark Colagiovanni & Peter H Reynolds (Scholastic), RRP $19.99 Picture Book ISBN 9-781760-269760

Reviewed by Susan Hancy

The Reflection in Me is a clever title for this positive affirmation book to remind each and every child that they are special. The title has a dual meaning: the affirmations are a form of self-reflection and the story is depicted with expressive illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds as a dialogue between a girl and her reflection in the mirror.


The girl starts off shy and surprised to hear from the voice in the mirror who thinks that she’s perfectly perfect. The voice then elaborates on a variety of reasons why the girl is so fabulous, such as her magnificent smile, her friendliness, her caring and her courage. With each reason the girl gains more confidence about her herself and by the end she is twirling, laughing and liking who she is.


This is an easy-to-read book that will most likely appeal more so to girls. It has a particularly important message for school-aged children who are discovering their own identity.

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