Love Will Turn You Around

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Pub Date 04 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 05 Apr 2023

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Some days everything seems wrong, and life can make you feel . . . bent out of shape.

In Love Will Turn You Around, readers are reminded of the power of friendship and positivity to turn a frown upside down and make things right again. Kids are encouraged to persevere during difficult times as they witness Heart’s determination to overcome his struggles to fit in with the other shapes. Cheers are sure to follow as Heart remembers what matters most and embraces the strength within to turn things around not only for himself, but others, too. 

With bright, engaging illustrations that showcase primary and secondary colors and a text that cleverly introduces basic shape properties, Love Will Turn You Around is the perfect addition to preschool and elementary classrooms and libraries.

Some days everything seems wrong, and life can make you feel . . . bent out of shape.

In Love Will Turn You Around, readers are reminded of the power of friendship and positivity to turn a frown...

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ISBN 9781957655017
PRICE $17.99 (USD)

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I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is absolutely adorable. The pictures are really cute and I love the text of the book.

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Thank you, Gnome Road Publishing, for the advance reading copy.

I find this book really heartfelt and enjoyable.

I could relate so much with the heart character and I do feel the writing with the amazing illustrations do a lot for the young ones who are going to read the book.

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A cute story about being oneself. Heart wakes up feeling not itself. The other shapes try to help but it can't fit in. Then it realizes it needs love to be itself. Very cute story!

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Wonderfully illustrated and positive message of friendship and love. My 3 year old enjoyed the illustrations and I enjoyed the positive message of the importance of individuality. Love Will Turn You Around is an excellent piece of literature to introduce young readers to nurture their individual talents and image.

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Very cute book about love and acceptance.

Heart's friends want to help him feel better, but when he tries to imitate them, he cannot.
Then Star comes along and encourages him to be himself and asks him what makes him feel better about himself.

This is a great children’s book about perseverance and to keep discovering who you are. It also shows us that we are not meant to be anyone but our true authentic selves.

I loved all the colors and illustrations.

Not only great for littles, but as well as early elementary aged kiddos as well!

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Love Will Turn You Around is a fun, bright, and colorful story that will inspire children to be themselves. A wonderful social emotional learning book that also highlights shapes and colors.

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This was super cute! I thought it was a cute story about waking up and not feeling like yourself, but your friends rallying around you trying to make you feel better. And then you turn around and see someone else struggling and can help them! Ugh, it was just precious. Such a great lesson for kids.

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Our Thoughts ~ we found this book to be really relatable and enjoyable. The Book itself was about a heart who didn't feel like himself and instead tried to be like his friends to feel like he fit in. Along the way he learned that it is better to be yourself and that loving yourself can turn your mood around. Very heartfelt short and sweet to the point. Easy for my daughter to understand she enjoyed the shapes and color story.

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The illustrations are cute and I love all the shapes! I think kids will really learn something from this about emotions and caring for others.

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Heart wakes up not feeling quite right but with the help of his shape friends and some self-reflection, Heart knows just what to do to turn his frown upside down. This is such a sweet story filled with social-emotional themes of love, kindness, friendship, and teamwork while introducing the properties of basic shapes and color. The illustrations are cute and crisp. This book makes for a fun read aloud that young kids want to read again and again. This book would make a perfect addition for any preschool, kindergarten, or early elementary school library.

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Such a cute little book with several layers of teaching folded in. Great for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The characters are adorable, and there is a sweet ending.

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Love Will Turn You Around is a page-turner! While reading this story, I was humored by the fun introduction of each shape and the creative ideas that the other shapes in the story came up with to help Heart. The illustration was appealing to the eye and the use of onomatopoeia made the story very animated.

Overall, this is a great read for parents and educators to teach not only shape recognition, but the importance of love, friendship, and perseverance as well.

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Thank you Netgalley for providing a prepublished copy of Love Will Turn You Around, a joyful way to teach/reinforce math concepts about shapes as well as explore important social skills (teamwork and friendship). This adorable picture book also validates young children's negative emotions (waking up in a bad mood) and teaches children that moods can change, too! All these layers make Mary Munson’s book perfect for preschool-age children! Kate Talbot’s colorful illustrations and the book’s playful language add to the fun.

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Love Will Turn You Around is a tender and gentle story about Heart, who feels like he just doesn’t fit in. He tries to be just like each of his shape friends, and they really try their hardest to shape him as one of them, but he’s at his best when he embraces his defining characteristic; love.

The words by Mary Munson are playful and engaging. The strength in this book is that Heart faces his own insecurities without being bullied. In fact, his friends are kind and want him to play along. When they see he is unhappy, they attempt to fix the situation in a sincere but misguided way. Sometimes we are our own harshest critics and this book focuses on that internal aspect. There are a lot of books out there for kids who struggle when someone is mean, so this was a fresh angle.

Kate Talbot’s are is as sincere as the characters. Although the characters are all rendered beautifully, my favorite parts of the art are the plants and trees. Their subtle beauty adds just the right touch so that subconsciously, you always feel that everything will turn out right in the end.

Nicely done!

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This timeless tale of feeling out of sorts will resonate with kids (and adults) of all ages. Munson's heartfelt text is perfectly matched with Talbot's whimsical illustrations. A valuable addition to your bookshelf.

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