Andrea reviews WHO ELSE CAN LOVE YOU? by Dwight E. Kobar, BookBaby Publishers, 2020, 40 pages.
This is a sweet children’s book that conveys a strong message. The author reminds his readers it is recommended for adults to stay in touch with our inner children. When we are able to do this more openly, we are able to unleash our creativity and loving nature a little more than usual. Nurturing our inner children can also be a method of self-care and self-preservation. The realization , according to the author, loving and voicing our inner children will be a comfort to us, no matter what attributes they have. Kobar uses examples of animals in the zoo to show and tells readers they are better than that. He also writes in simple rhymes and to appeal to younger readers. His niece, Alya Hurych, is credited for the crayon-like drawings to accompany his story.
One of my favorite lines of this story is “You could be a jellyfish, having no brain or mind . (But) You’re beautifully precious, gentle and kind.”
This book of simple affirmations and colorful illustrations can be enjoyed by both inner and outer children alike.