Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feathers for Peacock by Jacqueline Jules Review

Feathers for Peacock
by Jacqueline Jules
illustrated by Helen Cann

April 2016, Price: $16.95,
Trim: 8" x 10", Page Count: 28 hardcover,
ISBN: 978-1-937786-53-3
Ages 4 and up
Have you ever wondered why peacocks have such beautiful feathers? Find out in this charming tale of friendship and kindness. Poor Peacock is naked while the rest of his friends are covered with warm, colorful feathers. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules blends folktale motifs from around the world in this gently humorous tale of generosity.

My Review:
This is a beautiful book. That is actually an understatement. The pictures and colors are amazing. The story of generosity is purely magical. In an opportunity to laugh at the peacock that is different, the author chooses to have the other birds each be giving if themselves instead. The Sun and moon working together is also a fun addition to the story, and has truth to it. There are also facts about peacocks at the end of the story. This book also reminded me to help friends when they are in need. I am giving this book a HUGE 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.