The wonderful and informative site, KidLit411 hosted a giveaway for the lovely children's book, Beautiful Hands, and I was lucky enough to win a copy. The book is written by Bret Baumgarten and illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi.
The story is based on co-author Bret Baumgarten’s experience of holding his daughter’s hands every morning and asking her, "What will your beautiful hands do today?" The handprint illustrations in the story are made up of Bret's and Kathryn's own family members.
The story tells how little hands can do so many wonderful things: plant ideas; stretch imaginations; and reach for dreams. I'm captivated by the colorful art that was developed by using thumb- and hand-prints. The colors are so bright and lush that they seem to leap off the page. Color always inspire me.
The book was created to inspire children everywhere to use their power to help themselves and others achieve their dreams. As a bonus, the book stirs the imagination of adults too. This book is definitely a keeper in your personal library for the years ahead.