3 out of 5 stars
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Every person is an individual and unique. Even with our unique characteristics, we may choose to face each day differently depending on our mood. To Each It’s Own by Danea Bell is a book that celebrates being uniquely you. It talks about all kinds of people. Specifically, it mentions different clothing styles, different ways people pray, and different attitudes toward the day. It also has a page about how some people change their gender.
I enjoyed the message of embracing diversity and celebrating people in their unique ways. This is an important message. We are all uniquely different, and that’s a great thing because we all have something to add to this world.
This book had a few drawbacks. It’s a children’s book, so I expected a basic story, but this one was very bare-bones. It could have used more detail to flesh out the story because it was repetitive and didn't offer much insight into the beauty of differences. I read the Kindle version of the book, and I believe there was difficulty with the transfer of the story into the Kindle format. Some of the pages had black boxes instead of pictures, and the story didn’t always line up with the pictures. There was one page with a picture and no text. The next page included that same picture along with part of a sentence. The page after that had a different picture with the same text as the page before it. The rest of that sentence didn’t seem to be anywhere else in the story. It just didn’t always make sense. One page had a large 6 but no other text. It wasn't on page 6 either. The book felt more like a first draft than a finished product.
Overall, I love the concept of the story. I think it needs refinement, at least in the Kindle version, before I can recommend it. The book also had grammatical errors. For these reasons, I give To Each It’s Own by Danea Bell a rating of 3 out of 5 stars.
Once this book has been refined, I think it would be suitable for young children who may need reminders that not everyone is exactly like them. It would also be good for families who wish to teach their children more about acceptance.
To Each It’s Own
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