CM Magazine reviews The Ugly Place, written by Laura Deal and illustrated by Emma Pedersen.
Laura Deal has written a relatable picture book that can be used in a unit about self-esteem and the value of communing with nature. . . . Pedersen’s drawing of the character, from a sagging, rounded child to stand-up-straight and singing, is an accurate representation of the human figure with all its emotions. . . . Children and adults alike can learn from The Ugly Place. Teachers and caregivers can keep this story on hand to read when any little ones need to be brought out of a funk, to remind them that the ugly moment will pass, and to remind them that engaging with the outdoors is a positive way to find the beauty and opportunities in life.”
You can read the full review here.