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Reviewed by Rebecca S Winner for Readers' Favorite
The You-Song by Joanne Otto is not necessarily a song at all. It can be a hug, or a smile, or doing something for someone else. A You-Song is God's song coming out of a person, usually along with a smile. Just as each person is unique, each You-Song is unique. Sometimes you don't feel like singing your You-Song, but there are ways to try to get it back. Think of something that usually makes you feel happy, like a book that makes you smile, or playing with a pet, or doing something for someone who also needs to be cheered up. Your You-Song is always there deep inside of you. Doing your You-Song along with others takes cooperation. Then it can be called a We-Song. That would be a song that has never been heard before.
In her book The You-Song, Joanne Otto encourages children to know that it is okay to be different. It is also okay if there are days that they do not feel like having their You-Song. This book also encourages children to interact in positive ways with other kids. There are families playing together and groups of children running and jumping. Children are encouraged to cheer up someone else. I enjoyed hearing positive words like joy, glad, kind, love, and happy. There are incredible colorful pictures of kids having a great time. Other pictures are done in silhouette, with the setting sun behind the children. Children who are too young to understand some of the meanings would still enjoy the pictures.