You already know that we love children’s books in this house. I can never have too many (maybe that’s a problem… we’re overflowing with them!). And if those books have a good lesson in them? Even better. Today is International Peace Day and I’m working with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publishing house behind some of our absolute favorite children’s books ever (like Bill Peet!!!) to introduce their latest book IMAGINE. It is so wonderful and I’m excited to tell you about it.The book is the lyrics of John Lennon’s Imagine (a song that resonates with so many of us these days) alongside the artistry of Jean Jullien, the man who did the iconic Peace of Paris symbol. It’s also being published in partnership with Amnesty International. Icing on the cake? Yoko Ono wrote the forward. It’s about a little pigeon who’s setting out on a journey to spread peace and friendship. It’s a sweet and important story for the little readers in your house and a perfect way to continue spreading the message of love and tolerance in your own home. As a parent, I feel like books are such a good way to enter into those conversations with Parker and this one is perfect (music too–we were in the car yesterday listening to Man in the Mirror and wouldn’t you know, that was another teaching moment. “Parker! These lyrics!”). I hope you guys love the book as much as we have.
I’m giving away a copy of the book on my Instagram so click over to enter to win!
This post is in partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We have loved the books they’ve published for a long time and I’m really excited to be partnering with them. You can find them @hmhkids on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Thank you for reading!