A Word to the Wisel! Only One You by Linda Kranz
"IT'S TIME," SAID PAPA.
"I THINK IT IS," MAMA AGREED.
"TIME FOR WHAT?" ADRI ASKED.
There comes a time when Mama and Papa feel it's right to share some wisdom with their small fry, and for little fishie Adri, it's his turn. He listens thoughtfully to his parents. and then sets out on his own to try out their precepts.
"ALWAYS BE ON THE LOOKOUT
FOR A NEW FRIEND."
Adru meets a pretty little fellow fish, and they hit it off right away, and the two of them together continue the quest.
"BLEND IN WHEN YOU NEED TO."
Adri and friend swim with a passing school of colorful fish. But Mama and Papa point out that he also should stand out from the crowd when the opportunity presents itself. They tell their little one to cherish the beauty he sees everywhere, and point out that it is all around him, from the stars above to the depths of the sea.
In her newly minted editon of Only One You (Linda Kranz Series Book 1) (Rising Moon Press, 2016) Linda Kranz sets her life lessons off with fascinatingly individualized but abstractly stylized fish, in artwork that is so captivating that people of all ages will be drawn to it right away. The little life lessons which Ari models are good advice, but the chief appeal here is in the lovely illustrations. Kids who love the movie Finding Nemo will immediately get the premise of this little book. A good gift book for any of life's milestones, stressing the uniqueness of each individual and the wisdom of experience, this one also functions as a beautiful picture book experience for all.