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Reviewed by Kathy Golden for Readers' Favorite
My Girl The World by Heather Themm is a mother’s invitation to her daughter for her child to be exactly who she is and, in this pursuit, to be all that she can be. It’s a wonderfully positive declaration from mother to child. Any mother, who might struggle with ways to let her daughter know how much she’s appreciated and how steadfast her mother’s love is, can give this story as a gift that will say what is in that mother’s heart and her mind. It encapsulates a maternal desire not to limit her child or to force her child to feel that she has to be more than she is capable of being at any given moment in her life. To be raised this way frees children from any later stress and distress brought on by feelings of a lack of achievement or an inability to keep up with the world’s pace because these children know their own pace is more than good enough.
The book is illustrated by Larisa Ivankovic. There is empowerment in these illustrations. The daughter is drawn with wings and wearing a dress that brings to mind a bee or spirit free to explore the many facets of life to the fullest. Her pink sneakers have these wonderful shoestrings with large loops that might easily be butterfly wings, so once again there is the feeling of the child’s freedom to run and yet to take flight at a moment’s notice. Perhaps, the greatest strength of Heather Themm’s My Child The World is the constant messages to the daughter that no matter what is happening in that child’s life, her mother will always be right beside her, without pressure or judgment. I highly recommend this book for being such a wonderful way to let your child know she is forever loved and cherished.