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You've Got Gifts!

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This is a great way to teach kids about making new friends and being positive about who you are and what gifts you have.
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*received for free from netgalley for honest review * All around really cute book, loved the art work, the message and story and loved the extras at the end!
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Thank you to Netgalley and Black Rose Writing for an early review copy of this book! My review features thoughts that are completely honest and entirely my own.

This was a quick and adorable little children's picture book. I like how it really encourages young children to explore their personalities and discover what their strengths are as human people. Obviously, this book is intended for small children and I think this is a great one for parents to read to their child(ren). As someone who is not within the intended, target audience range, I can appreciate what this book does for young children who read it or have the book read to them. It doesn't really offer anything that broadens an adult's perspective, but, is a must-read for a small child.

I particularly enjoyed the illustrations found on the pages of the book, I thought that they were beautiful and really added to the story. These pictures definitely make it more engaging and appealing to the target audience of young children. As many picture books are, this story was quite repetitive always starting with the same sentence fragment, each time with a different ending. As a grown person, this can be tedious to read and irritated me a bit. However, I think this is very helpful for young kids who have a very limited vocabulary and are just learning how to read or process the information told in stories.

Overall, I appreciated what this book has to offer to children and I understand that my problems with it are purely based on the fact that I do not fit the intended target audience range. I feel like I would've loved this story if my parents had read it to me when I was around five or six years old. This is definitely a great story to read to a child in their first years of school!
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The story begins with Katarina, a woodland fairy with butterfly wings, a twigs and leaf crown and a green silk dress. She finds a girl called Evelyn crying in the forest. Evelyn is sad because she doesn’t think she’s good at anything. Katarina uses her magic to show Evelyn that everyone is born with unique talents that we can use to help ourselves and others. sometimes we don’t know what our special gifts are.

The book is designed to help children discover their own unique gifts. By working with a grown-up to talk about and recognise their talents, they can increase their confidence. There is a detailed section at the back for grown-ups to read and discuss with the child which could be helpful for some families or school staff. It would probably be a good book to have in a primary school library

We’re all different and sometimes it is hard to remember that people all have different talents and we can’t be good at everything. There is no need to be sad about this instead you can work on the things you want to improve and focus on what you are good at.

This book was OK. The illustrations are bright and cheerful. They seem to be aimed at younger readers but some of the language and the topic is better suited to older children. It doesn’t feel like a storybook because it is more like a conversation with a grown-up and it feels like it takes quite a while to get to the point. I think it would be OK to read together with an adult when you feel a bit down about something or are struggling to work out what your own special gifts are.
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A vibrantly illustrated book featuring diverse characters exploring each of their uniqueness. Loved the longer storyline and the introduction of individuals — a positive and inclusive read.
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I read this book with my 10 year old daughter who has self-esteem and anxiety issues. When I requested this book because of the cover I was thinking Christmas. I do love the book, and my daughter really enjoyed reading it with me. She asked me which gifts she has, and we talked about the fact everyone has different gifts, and that is ok. We talked about her gifts and my gifts. We also talked about what we are both trying to worked on. I am glad that there is a book like this, and that I found it because I think we all should talk about self-esteem with our kids. It is also good to talk about everyone being different and that is ok. I found the pictures really cute. I cannot say know much I loved the message in this book. I did find the writing a lot for kids. This is a book that needs to be read with a parent or grow up for younger kids. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Black Rose Writing) or author (Kristin A. Sherry) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review about how I feel about this book, and I want to send a big Thank you to them for that. This book is schedule to be release on November 10-2020.
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This was cute little book about owning who you are and the gifts that you have to offer. I enjoyed the simple explanations of the gifts and how they can help others using their own personal talents and strengths. The book is great for discussing how my students can use their own talents even when they feel like they don’t have anything to offer.
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This is an inspiring book which helps children to look inside themselves to see what their special talents are - kindness, patience etc. It is a sweet story and looks at talents as 'gifts' which is quite an abstract concept which meant that one of my children was disappointed in the book as she was expecting the boxes to be full of physical gits! My other child understood the meaning behind the book more and enjoyed it. 

For a children's book, it's very word-heavy which meant we actually read this book in two sittings as my children struggle to focus for long.

I love the illustrations, they're really beautiful and bring this story to life.

I enjoyed reading it with my children and think the message behind it is a really important one. I liked the additional extras at the end too with tips for teachers etc.
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This book was cute. The illustrations are so so beautiful! I read this with my daughter, who’s two, and she spent most of the time in the book zooming in and looking at the fairy. The words were a bit over her head, so I’d recommend this book for Kindergarten and up.
Being a teacher myself, I fell like this is a great book for the classroom. I like that this book talking about many different gifts that people have without getting into religion, which I find a lot of books about gifts do. 
This book was a little hard to read in an ebook format through Netgally because the words and the pictures were on separate pages. I can see how it would make sense with a physical copy of the book though. Might be something to consider if you’re thinking about getting an ecopy of this book. It also felt a bit wordy, but again, not such a huge deal for older readers.
I loved the diversity in this book too. My daughter noticed that right away in the pictures and we had some good conversation about what we saw. I also liked that after each gift is explained, there’s an opportunity to ask the kid(s) you’re reading with if they identify with the gift or not, it makes the book more interactive between parent/child or teacher/student and I love when books do that! The part at the end that gives teachers and parents ideas on how to use the book is also super helpful!
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A great little read about a girl who meets a woodland fairy and discovers that everyone has different gifts. Each one is explained in detail to help the reader identify their traits for each gift.
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This book explores the different talents that everyone has.  The gifts are explained by a woodland fairy to a six year old girl.

Although the premise behind the book is a good one, I wouldn't be keen to use it in school for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it's a very 'girly' setting which would be fine if you were reading it to your daughter but I'm not sure it would have universal appeal to both boys and girls.  Secondly, it was addressed to a six year old.  I think the concepts in the book would be understood better by older children but by mentioning an age at the beginning, it might put some of them off, thinking it was for younger children.  For me, it didn't have enough story to make it interesting; instead it was simply an explanation of each talent.
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You've Got Gifts by Kristin A. Sherry is a potentially cute story about a young girl learning about the different attributes she has within herself. The illustrations were very cute, but I felt this story was a bit long and unnecessarily wordy for a children's book. I also didn't understand why the girl ended up only being able to choose one quality at the end rather than realizing her many talents/gifts. At the end of the book there was a cute activity to do with your child to talk to them about what qualities or attributes they possess and are proud of. This was great, but I wish it had been at the beginning of the book as it would have made the flow and wordiness make more sense.

*I received this book as an electronic ARC in exchange for my honest review*
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Do you have the gift of: Achiever, Caring, Competitive, Confidence, Dependable, Discoverer, Future Thinker, Organizer, Presence, or Relator? Defined in terms children can understand, this book walks through the importance of each of these traits and how we each have a gift that helps us exist in the world. The illustrations are vibrant and the message is important.
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I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review  via netgalley and the publishers.

You've got gifts is a lovely story with an aim of instilling confidence and higher self-esteem within children. 
In the story a little girl is upset because she feels she isn't good at anything. She meets a woodland fairy who presents her with many different boxes, all of which contain a gift such as leadership, caring etc and gives an explanation of what each gift is and what it means. 
The little girl learns many new things about herself and what she has to offer.

I loved that at the back children are encouraged to look at their own qualities and make up their own story using said qualities.
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This is a beautifully illustrated book which talks about the wonderful gifts we all have and can give others. 

I was expecting something twee, but more like Its a Wonderful Life. However, it was much cheesier than that. It was also rather Americanised. I think this book could work in trying to provide a bit more confidence to children in the current climate.

I did really like the touch at the end, inviting educators to use the book and directing them on how to do so.
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You've Got Gifts is a sweet, uplifting picture book! The illustrations are beautiful, and the story shares a great message with young readers. In it, a fairy helps show a little girl about all of the gifts that make people special (such as being caring, positive, etc.). By doing this, the little girl is able to think of ways she is special and feel good about herself! Kids need all the positivity and encouragement they can get to develop into strong, confident individuals, so I was very happy to be able to share this book with my own!
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You’ve Got Gifts! is a illustrated children’s book that does an amazing job of teaching the reader that if they don’t think they have any special gifts there will be part of them that is special and unique. 
This is a great book for young readers that I would easily recommend. The drawings in this book are very well done and it includes pages in the back to help create your own story With your children; or advise on how to use the book as teacher. 

Thank you NetGalley and Black Rose Writing for the advanced copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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This is a lovely little children's book which is designed to boost children's confidence and show them that they all have their own unique talents, gifts and skills that make them special.

The story of the book is about Katarina the woodland fairy who helps a little girl called Evelyn by taking her on a journey of self discovery and showing her what special gifts she has.  

This is a magical book that both my daughter and I enjoyed very much.  We loved the beautiful graphics in the book, which were bright and colourful.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I really enjoyed this book and liked how the different personality traits and strengths were explored.  The images used in the book were lovely and really brought the book to life.  I liked the extra section at the end too which encourages children to look at their gifts and what makes them unique too.  It is 4 stars from me for this one – highly recommended!
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A beautiful & vibrantly illustrated book that it sure to boost anyones confidence when they're feeling a little down. With the sweet Fairy Katerina reminding us we all have gifts that make us special & unique this is a fantastic book for all ages. I loved how bright & colorful the pictures were throughout the book & how inclusive it was to all children no one was left out. Fantastic job!
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