Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sunday Salon... Is There Really a Human Race?

The Sunday
I don't normally review children's books but I bought my one and only grand daughter a book for her second birthday! SHHHHH! I did not give her this book on her birthday as I am saving it for her party later...don't worry she got lot's of gifts on her birthday from Papa and Gigi, however!

This book is called Is There Really A Human Race by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Laura Cornell and it is my new favorite book! It has great truths for children and gentle reminders for grown ups...I love it! It is written so well and the illustrations are just beautiful! I love this book...
All of us should slow down and rethink what success is all about!
From the book....

"Shouldn't it be that you just try your best?
And that's more important than beating the rest?
Shouldn't it be looking back at the end
that you judge your own race by the help that you lend?
So, take what's inside you and make big, bold choices.
And for those who can't speak for themselves use bold voices.
And make friends and love well, bring art to this place.
And make the world better for the whole human race."

My favorite!!


Heather of the EO said...

I so love her books! I didn't know about this one, now I'll have to get it :)

I love the quote you shared, especially just coming home from the movie "Up" So much of the same message in that wonderful movie!

Thank you :)


Lauren said...

Nope you should beat the living daylights out of the rest of the world. HAHA -- just kidding.

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a good one!

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

are you sure that's a children's book!:)
Adults could learn from that!