A Book About Liking Yourself

Children - Grade K-3rd
32 Pages
Reviewed on 04/27/2018
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Author Biography

Born to Russian Jewish immigrants in South Bronx, New York, Paul Samuels is a first-generation American in love with America.

For almost 15 years Paul served in senior positions in several notable organizations including World Vision, Mercy Ships, Youth With A Mission,
and Messianic Jewish Alliance of America. His professional career also encompassed owning and operating a real estate brokerage company
and three real estate schools.

Paul serves as volunteer co-chair of the Poets in the School program of the Georgia Poetry Society. He is the author of a book of poems
entitled Expressions of Life and two children’s books: Where is Christmas? and his most recent book, Suppose, “a book about liking
yourself” published June 1 distributed through Ingram Distribution and listed on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Paul has been married to Arlene, the love of his life, for forty two years. He is

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

This fun filled story - Suppose: A Book About Liking Yourself - by Paul L Samuels makes children go on a chase to find their snitched noses, plucked ears, and hidden smiles taken by a mischievous boy. He snitches a little boy’s nose and sticks it down between his toes and he wants to know if he will cry or laugh or live a life in total disgrace. The girl wonders if she can be happy without a smile and the mischievous boy says maybe the postman will come by and put a smile in her eye and on her face when he sees her smile’s hiding place. The poem helps young readers understand not only acceptance, self-esteem, faith, and self-love, but will also make them creative and imaginative. So let us like ourselves, like others, and have faith in God’s love for us!

This fun-filled poem is delightful and will put a smile on the faces of young readers, along with conveying an important message. The poem is not only about good values, but will also help children imagine, dream, and become more creative. The illustrations do complete justice to the author’s words and concept, and they also give a good pace and movement to the poem. The rhyming verses add to the lyrical quality and fluidity of the poem. The poem is inspirational and the writing style and illustrations will captivate children and keep them glued till the very end. It is a good book to introduce children to and for many reasons: to help them understand how to write rhyming poems, become imaginative, love themselves for what they are, and have faith in God.