Diamonds Forever

Never Let Your Inner Child Stop From Glittering

Children - Educational
100 Pages
Reviewed on 12/27/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Gloria D. Gonsalves aka Auntie Glo is a creative writer and the founder of the World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa), an initiative aimed at instilling the love of poetry in young people.

With this book, Gloria would like to encourage children to learn about diamond poems. With the illustrations drawn by children of diverse background and ages, she would like them to never ever give up on their childhood dream. It is a diamond, one they should strive to make it glitter forever. She hopes you will keep this word to heart.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Diamonds Forever: Never Stop Your Inner Child From Glittering by Gloria D. Gonsalves is an uplifting and encouraging book for children which motivates them to hang on to their childhood dreams and make it happen. It is a collection of Diamante Poems (which when written takes the shape of a diamond) and colorful illustrations by children from different walks of society, and gives them an opportunity to showcase their imagination and expressions through creativity. The book is informative and educational, and at the same time is a tool for readers to enjoy the aesthetic talents of the kids featured in the book.

The book teaches children how to write a Diamante Poem. How is a Diamante Poem written? The poem has seven lines: The first line has the beginning subject followed by line 2, which should have two describing words about line 1. The third line should be with three doing words about line 1. The next line, line 4, should have a short phrase about line 1, and a short phrase about line 7. Three doing words of line 7 should be there in line 5, and line 6 should have two describing words about the last line. Line 7 should have the end subject. Isn’t that easy to try out?

Parents can encourage their kids to try writing poems like this as it is easy for a start, interesting, will enhance their use of vocabulary, and motivate them to learn new things. The illustrations to go with the poems are adorable too. It’s a perfect book to have in school libraries and can be used in classrooms to teach poetry writing.