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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
We live in very difficult times. Many parts of the world are plagued by war and civil disruptions. While we watch the battles in far-away places in horror, while we see first hand the plight of those close to us lashing out in anger, we often forget that there are children involved, and these children must be terrified. I know our children in the more peaceful parts of the world are terrified just seeing these images of mass destruction, or even, at home, witnessing the seeds of anger. There are so many things happening all around us - unhappy people, angry people. We need to take action to make this world a better, a happier, a safer place in which to live. “It starts with a seed, the seed we plant in our mind’s eye. Take the time to plant the seeds of hope, beauty, and love.”
Lindsay Ann Fink’s picture book, Peace in War, is a poignant and thought-provoking look at the world as we see it at first glance. The author weaves a plot in a step-by-step approach, by listing conflicts, and then returning to conflicts and making suggested resolutions, including how we can block out the ugliness of war and discord by thinking pretty thoughts (like flowers), and how we can help others in need (which in turn helps us as well). The language is simple and sincere and the collage of visual images complements the collage of thoughts and perspectives, giving readers of all ages something to think about. “It’s all about perspective, how you choose to see the world,” the author writes in her conclusion. The seeds are sown, the prospect for our future is more promising, and the circle of life will take a more positive turn. After all, “The circle of life is the circle of love.”