Sunday, August 13, 2017

Most People, by Michael Leannah, illustrated by Jennifer Morris

It doesn't take long to determine that there are bad people in the world.  Michael Leannah wants us to remember that, contrary to what we see on the evening news, "Most people are very good people."  In Most People, illustrated by Jennifer Morris, Leannah takes a tour of the city, where we see people helping people, being kind, and smiling.  He points out that "Everyone looks nicer when they smile and laugh."

Even though people sometimes do bad things, they can change.  "There is a seed of goodness inside them, waiting to sprout."  Most people like babies, animals, and music.  Most people would rather smile than frown.  It's worth pointing out to children (and adults) this basic truth.  I like thinking about people in the best sense.  Even with the reality that we see, all too often, it's worth establishing a mindset that looks for the best in people, while being the best we can be as well.

Most People has a wonderful message with cute pictures.  It will make you smile and inspire you to be nice, too.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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