I counted Hello Sacred Life has less than 35 words. Therefore, how does one write a 250-word review of the book by Kim Krans? You focus on one thing: the artwork. But first the quick review of the story.
The story is not a story. It is a mantra. A meditation of sorts. You say, “Hello sacred…” and fill in with sun, earth, moon, children, water, fire, air, space, light, dark, and finally, life. The end.
The artwork, on the other hand is just as simple, but of course, has something else to it. The colors are solid, and they repeat, but are not repetitive necessary. There are minimal background details (if any on some pages). There are lines, sparks, and other ways of showing the “non showable” ideas and concepts. Of course, the children page was an easy show. We see animals (elephant calf, a tiger cub, a human child, a lamb, a panda cub, a bunny, duckling, and a tiny turtle) with a water-colored rainbow. And even the sacred life page has a tangible way of being shown. Along with a native looking simple, with flames, there is a small owl and a fawn.
Everything about the book is simple, but of course, has a deeper message. However, while it might be an interesting bedtime read, or if you memorize it and use as a morning breathing exercise, you could use with a child. However, I find this more of an adult book, with a slightly more adult concept. It might be a nice baby shower gift or first birthday gift.
You can continue the theme of sacred and mindfulness with Hello Sacred Creatures