Scholastic Monday ~ What is Peace?

Peace. It’s a word that’s used a fair amount in our daily lives. I hear myself saying things like “I could use a little peace and quiet today.” or “Let’s live in peace with each other!” and more. Peace is important…but when I truly think about the deep, underlying, true meaning of the word peace, there is much more that comes to mind than simply getting along with your siblings, or not having to solve the problem between 2 toddlers who both want the same toy. πŸ˜‰

What is Peace? by Wallace Edwards is a Canadian title that is geared for kids ages 4-10. It gives us a thought-provoking look at some idea on how to find peace in children’s lives. Peace is one of those words that can be hard to explain to a younger child. Really…how do you describe the deep meaning behind the word ‘peace?’

In this book, Wallace Edwards seeks to explore the concept of peace in a way that is applicable to younger children. He invites his readers to think about the meaning of peace in both our day-to-day lives as well as around the world.

There’s some beautiful artwork in What is Peace? as well and overall I found it to be a pretty good book. I have a more ‘narrow’ definition of what true, everlasting peace is than some so I found that it was a bit more abstract still that I would personally prefer, but it still is able to invoke some good thoughts and some good conversations.

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  1. Judy Cowan says:

    Thanks for the review πŸ™‚

  2. Looks like a lovely book that can inspire some interesting conversations.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Sounds like a great book to help explain the deeper meaning of peace to kids. If the cover is anything to go by then the graphics must be fantastic in this book. πŸ™‚

  4. Great book for kids, we will be happy to read it with children.

  5. This sounds like a great book to teach children about the mmeaning of Peace! Thanks so much for the great review.

  6. Beautiful pictures!! Love the one with the frogs as well as this cover.

  7. sounds like a really great book. I bet my grandson would enjoy it.

  8. Looks like a super cute book our kids would love πŸ™‚

  9. Lynda Cook says:

    This sounds like a great book and one that makes you think!!

  10. vickie couturier says:

    what a adorable book

  11. What a great book, we use that word quite often too, but do our children or grandchildren truly know the meaning. This book would be perfect for them.

  12. This is a nice book, I love books that help children learn to think and not just a memorization or reiteration, but to form their own thoughts and ideas.

  13. Jamie hall says:

    Looks likes cute illustrations and a great content

  14. kathy downey says:

    What a great book, thanks for the review !

  15. kathy downey says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book to share with my grandchildren

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