Liam and Louie

Children - Picture Book
47 Pages
Reviewed on 04/15/2022
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Author Biography

Tiny humans have boundless, inventive minds. With them, the opportunities to teach, and also to learn are endless. I hold close to my heart the twenty-seven years I’ve spent in a classroom. Thinking back, my goal with these young minds has remained the same across time. With this beautiful and unique opportunity, I’ve aimed to do one thing-to teach early on the eternal importance of treating people kindly. This story, this lesson, is reflective of such. The easiest way to help a person understand is to relate the thing you’re trying to explain to something they already know. What does a child know?…”What does a cow say? Mooooooo!” The use of animals in this story relates to something they feel comfortable with-something they enjoy. In addition to my time spent in the classroom, I’ve spent my life enjoying and creating art. From painting and selling dot work hair pieces in New York to teaching art classes for people of all ages, capabilities, interests and desires-I’ve enjoyed it all. Loving my daughter, who is now 27 years young, is something I’ll never grow tired of. All in all, my name is Tina Pearson, and I believe a purpose of mine is to spread kindness. All we need is kindness. All we need is love.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Liam and Louie by Tina Pearson is a tale about two brothers. It’s always been just the two of them and their parents. Louie, being the older brother, likes to boast that he’s bigger, faster, and better than Liam in so many ways. That makes Liam sad. One day, when school is let out early, the boys race home in the rain. Louie announces he’s taking a shortcut, but Liam goes the usual way. Liam arrives home first and is surprised that Louie didn’t beat him. Worried, Liam goes back and follows Louie’s shortcut. Even though he feels sad that Louie is better at doing so many things, Liam still loves his brother and he knows how to show how big and strong his love is.

Tina Pearson’s picture book, Liam and Louie, is a charming story of two pig brothers who have valuable lessons to learn. Louie, who thinks he’s better than Liam, needs to learn how to be gracious to others and respect their talents. Liam, who feels put down by his brother’s boasting, needs to learn that he has some skills that are stronger than Louie’s, but the most important is his ability to love his brother. The language is simple so young readers can follow along and improve their reading skills. The illustrations are cute and colorful, sometimes even a little humorous. With a well-constructed plot, sufficient descriptions to set the stage, and convincing dialogue, the story will engage young readers as well as educate them on the values of individuality. We’re all good at something. This is another compassionate and entertaining story by an author who knows the importance of teaching values to young people. Well done!