Some Days The World Looks Better When It's Upside Down

The Wisdom of Wildlife

Children - Animals
32 Pages
Reviewed on 04/05/2024
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Reviewed by Luwi Nyakansaila for Readers' Favorite

Some Days The World Looks Better When It's Upside Down is a captivating children's picture book by P.A. Minyard. It intends to inspire and encourage young readers to contemplate the important things in life. It features pictures of animals from the author's North Carolina neighborhood, showcasing the serenity and beauty of nature. This insightful book combines stunning natural imagery with meaningful messages on kindness, courage, joy, and self-love, highlighting animals' behaviors in their natural habitats. It encourages youngsters to reflect on the world around them and discover valuable lessons on family values and healthy living, offering a new perspective on life through the eyes of nature's creatures. The book teaches readers to adapt and blend in like a squirrel in dry leaves, to work together like butterflies and bees, and to cherish their loved ones like the deer.

Some Days The World Looks Better When It's Upside Down contains profound lessons about life and nature. It serves as a reminder to appreciate the beauty and wisdom that surrounds us. Although the book is primarily aimed at children, I believe that adults can also benefit from reading it. The message will resonate with many people in our fast-paced world who often neglect to appreciate nature's wonders. P.A. Minyard does an excellent job of conveying a message using simple words that make it easy to understand, and accessible to children. The highlight of the book is its stunning pictures of wild creatures in their natural habitats. The vivid images bring the animals and the environments to life. Overall, I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to parents and teachers who want to share the beauty of nature with their children. Great work!

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

In Some Days the World Looks Better When It's Upside Down, P.A. Minyard captures the world outside her door in North Carolina. In the title picture, a raccoon bends its head to explore at another angle. The photographs reveal nature, from squirrels and rabbits to deer and raccoons, and catch the forest while many creatures are stirring. Minyard provides words of advice or encouragement with each picture and shows the everyday actions of animals in their natural habitat. Each page has two fonts, one with regular text and the other with words that apply to the photograph. Minyard captures animals organically and shows them in both bright colors and blending in with their surroundings.

P.A. Minyard draws readers into the quiet and peacefulness of nature while showing children the beauty of forest creatures. Communicating the essence of the land, Minyard puts positive affirmations on each page. Forest colors and animal antics fill the book, and my children were delighted with the napping raccoons and funny squirrels. The large print is easy to read, and children may spot sight words or read it themselves. I imagine every page would make a beautiful poster and a reminder to be kind and live in harmony with all creatures. I recommend absorbing the book in a quiet setting, either before bed or in the morning as the same animals in the story begin their day. Some Days the World Looks Better When It's Upside Down is a good selection for young readers who enjoy nature and animals.

Foluso Falaye

Experiencing the natural world is arguably one of the most rewarding things you could do in life. However, we seem to be pulling further and further away from nature as we get trapped by materialistic pursuits and today's sophisticated technologies. Thankfully, P.A. Minyard brings nature and its delightful colors to young readers with Some Days The World Looks Better When It's Upside Down. She captures the beauty of nature with some alluring pictures of animals surrounded by trees and green leaves. The book offers readers a wonderful opportunity to see squirrels, deer, birds, raccoons, and other animals and experience the natural world from the comfort of their homes. The book reminds us to connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of the natural world with short, simple words on each colorful page.

As a nature lover, I was completely captivated by the adorable pictures of gorgeous animals and plants. The pictures are pleasing to the eye since they are quite clear and rich in detail and colors, from the different shades of green to the little glint in an owl's eyes. I liked that P.A. Minyard's positive messages correlate with the pictures, reflecting the lessons that nature has to offer to anyone who takes the time to listen. For example, a picture of an owl who appears to be deep in thought is captioned with the words, "Thoughtfulness encourages kindness." Some Days The World Looks Better When It's Upside Down would be perfect for adventure-loving children, nature enthusiasts, and readers who wish to escape the busy world and enjoy some therapeutic pictures. Thanks, P.A. Minyard, for this amazing reminder of the awe-inspiring, breathtaking gifts of nature!