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By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Poetic picture book shows kids' lives full of possibility.

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This unassuming picture book comes with a powerful message. Patchwork reads like a poem and provides an important life lesson that's best taught when kids are young: There's no one-size-fits-all, and our life stories are full of possibility. Corinna Luyken's simple illustrations and pastel color choices bolster the message but also portray the feelings and emotions described in the book. Because it's written in verse, and because the theme is sophisticated, it may be difficult for young readers to fully comprehend. However, it also has the potential to instill a love of poetry from an early age.

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