Title: Who do I see in the Mirror?
Author: Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu
Hardback: 21 Pages
Publisher: Philly & Friends
About the Author
Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu, 31, was born in Lagos, Nigeria where she lived until the age of 15, when she moved to England to study her A-levels in Bristol and on to Imperial College London, where she graduated with a Master of Engineering degree. Following the birth of her daughter 18 months ago, Vese began to explore her passion for building confidence in children. Vese loves writing and sees it as an avenue to uplift, encourage and challenge young people. Her goal is to empower the next generation to love and believe in themselves. This has led her to the launching of Philly & Friends, a contemporary children’s brand with the purpose of helping underprivileged children around the world. She is a founding member of the Aghoghovbia Foundation, set up to empower the girl child and Inspiring Role Models, a social enterprise dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams. Vese lives with her husband, 19 month old and newborn baby, in Essex.
There is only one me. As Philly looks at her reflection in the mirror, she realises that from her curly hair to her legs that love to dance, she is unique. But what makes her truly special is her good heart and curious mind. The important message conveyed is for children to love the skin they are in. It’s what you are on the inside that matters most.
Honestly the first thing I want to say is what a beautiful book! I have recently been in contact with Vese and I was very lucky to receive this book from her.
This book helps younger children to recognise and learn to love their own body, even if some things are different. In today’s society everyone is so bothered about what they look like and their self esteem is so low ( not everyone) but this book is teaching children from a young age that its whats inside that counts and to love yourself the way you are.
I have read this book a few times to my little brother and it was so beautifully illustrated that he sat there and looked at every page and it is extremely hard to get him to sit still and read for a certain period of time he gets bored very easily. There is not too many words that would stop a child from being interested and definitely eye catching.
I think this book is so heart warming and I truly love it. I cant wait to buy more and read them to my daughter when she is old enough! At the end there is a certificate that you can fill in for your child as ‘the most special and unique child ever, keep being the best you and loving yourself because you are special’ I thought this was a truly touching and lovely ending to the book.
You can find this book on Amazon for £9.99