That’s Life! By Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Thanks to Little, Brown Books for providing me with a copy of this book to review

That's Life!: Dyckman, Ame, Doerrfeld, Cori: 9780316485487: Amazon ...

Summary:  “Life happens when you least expect it.”  With this message, a girl gets a mysterious box dropped off on her front doorstep.  When she opens it, out pops a weird gray creature…Life! Life can be weird (look at these last few weeks), It can also be messy, stinky, and crazy. You never know where it’s going to take you, and it’s a journey, not a destination.  You shouldn’t waste a second, because Life is short, and ultimately…Life is beautiful. 40 pages; ages 4-adult

Pros:  Lots of great (if somewhat clichéd) advice for anyone.  The illustrations are cute, especially the fuzzy gray Life.  This would make a good graduation gift.

Cons:  The message seems more appropriate for older readers, and may go over the heads of the younger audience.

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