The Perfect Stone (Revised Edition)

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 01 Jul 2018

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As I read this, I thought that the story was a good one, although it seemed like the author was trying a little too hard to make his point.  Everything and that should spill over to everyone is beautiful in its' own way. A good story of diversity.  The illustrations were not geared towards children.  That confused me and took away from the story.
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A cute story about finding perfection. The child grows into a man, searching for the perfect stone. He also finds beauty and love along the way. A good moral, but I do not think children will understand it without guidance from an adult. The illustrations are beautiful, but in black and white. Kids always enjoy it more if they are in colour as well as the fact that they are describing beauty in nature and the world. Overall a good read, but not necessarily one that I would purchase for my home library. The publisher provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley. The opinions, ideas and rating, are my own.
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This story needs a little tightening up and it seems as though it is trying too hard to be philosophical for children who won't understand the moral of the story anyway.
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I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

For some reason the pictures didn't show up in this ARC. I was able to read the words. I really  liked the idea of the story. The little boy loves stones and takes joy in finding new stones every day. He notices that not all stones are the same, but are beautiful in their own way. A great message of diversity.
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What I can see of the book is very simplistic, ie possibly ideal for a very young audience.  But what I can't see is a large portion of the text, and all the artwork.  Perhaps a shame - perhaps not.
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This story is the revised version of a previous edition. The story is about finding beauty in everything and realizing perfection isn't realistic.
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I liked the concept of the fable (searching for perfection is unrealistic), but the moral was a little too heavy-handed for me.  While some of the pencil drawings captured the scene perfectly, I tend to prefer picture books that have at least a hint of colour somewhere on the page.
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Can't review it. The epub format have the text (not sure if it all of it), but no illustration at all... Too bad!
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