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Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite
May I Ask You Something by Cyan Corwine is a cute and inspirational poetry book about finding our place in the world, in the stars, and in life. The narrator is what appears to be a little girl (accompanied by cute drawings), and she is wondering about all the space in the world, and why, if there is so much space here, is not every one living a happy and joyful life? She wants to be free of the sadness and the problems of the world, get a fresh start without pain, and see a bright future. Then the poem goes on to tell the girl that things aren't always going to be easy, or all right, but things will be okay and will always get better.
I loved the format of May I Ask You Something, especially the little touches like mini drawings and footprints that would occasionally cross the pages. These touches gave a warm, welcoming feel that really maximized and played up the unique writing style that Cyan Corwine possesses. There was a sort of rhyming couplet feel to the poems, but then the entire collection of couplets bonds together to create the story in one long verse that makes up the book. It was cute, fun, and refreshing. Kind of like a look back into the poetry of when I was a child and clutching my Shell Silverstien book in one hand and a flashlight in the other. The topic was a bit heavy, and although I'm not sure what age group this book falls into, seemed like a cross between a children's and pre-teen's poem with very heavy thoughts to it.