Gorgeous illustrations, meaningful lesson!
The "Land of..." series of books is nothing short of spectacular. Navigating difficult decisions is a lifelong journey for all of us, and this book highlights how we can approach decision making from a place of thoughtfulness and consciousness of others. Wonderful book for any child (or adult) to read! Makes a wonderful gift!!
Beautiful, engaging and teaches young kids about choices - and how to make good ones. A must-have for every child's bookshelf and every classroom with young children.
Excellent choice. Love the books. Got it for my grandson of course had to read first. LOL. But really really happy I purchase all three books. I highly recommended it.
I loved this book.
I loved this book by Katie Mullaly who has masterfully woven lessons about choices while leading children through a vast and grand adventure in the "Land of OR”. The lyrical story combined with stunning illustrations, will surely lead young readers on an exploration of rich and vibrant emotions as luminous colors play with magnificent dancing hues in a way that they have never before experienced. I love this book and especially love the spirit in which it was created … as a vessel in which children can find clarity to strengthen and enrich their lives. "Land of OR" is sure to inspire children everywhere to make good decisions about themselves as they find their place in the world and are encouraged to value themselves.
This is a must read for kids as well as adults!! I purchased the book as a present for my daughters and now the series has become an obsession. They love to read the story and talk about how it helps with any difficult situations they are dealing with at school. The comparisons to Dr Suess are spot on. I hope Katie writes books with this subject matter for a long time. It is a great tool to use to start a healthy dialogue with your children.
The graphics by Toby are amazing. I'm not sure if he has "Easter eggs" hidden in the pages, but if not my children love to imagine he does. The attention to detail is just so visually stunning. Thank you!!!!
I love this book! Katie has come up with a charming way of conveying important messages to children at a young age. And Toby’s illustrations are colorful and eye-catching. An important message for “kids” of all ages! I look forward to future installments.
LAND OF OR - What a beautiful find.
Not only is the message in this first book by Katie Mullaly extraordinary but the colorful illustrations by Toby Allen are stunning. My grandson is still too young for the message but his mother reads it to him and he in enchanted by the illustrations.
Clever, fun, entertaining, visually magical with a wonderful message for all ages! Katie Mullaly is a modern day genius. Her work reminds me of a combination of Dr. Seuss and Dr. Wayne Dyer. The rhymes are so amazing and the message will move any reader no matter how young or old. I have two teenage boys who absolutely love the book and we have purchased several for all the young children in our lives. The artwork is stunning. I have fallen in love with each of the characters and the fact that there are maps in the front and back of the book makes it interactive and fun. I can't recommend this book enough!
Love This Book!
This story will help all those who read it understand the importance of making good choices. The beautiful illustrations and entertaining rhymes will draw you in as you travel along with some amazing characters. It is a “must have” for your book collection.
After reading this book you will want to check out Mullaly’s second in the series: “The Land of And”. Great start to a fun series of reading and learning.
I'll buy this for every child in my life.
The Land of OR is wonderful on so many levels. Besides the brilliant rhyming story line and gorgeous illustrations, I'm really impressed with the message it sends to kids about how to make good choices in life. I am looking forward to the author's future books in this series, I hear The Land of AND is next. The characters are fun and the pages are beautiful to gaze at; you don't hurry through this book with your kids, they enjoy the pictures too much! And the Yabbut is such a cute critter!
I love the message.
A message all parents want to give to their children. The "Land of OR" is a unique book in that it allows the reader to consider in a hypothetical journey the real life journey they will take. It shares with the reader the considerations every parent wants their child to give to the choices they will make in life. I love the message.
Entertaining and Educational
The Land of OR is a delightful and beautifully illustrated story about traveling through a strange and magical land filled with a cast of colorful characters. This would be enough, but what sets this book apart from other children’s books is the original and fun way it provides useful tools that children and adults alike can, or should! use when making choices.
Further adding to the originality of this book’s theme, author Katie Mullaly has also created a companion website that expands on the ideas presented in the book, including a Travel Guide, and more information about the various characters, and they are characters!
I highly recommend this as a primer for introducing important concepts, in an easy to understand way, to children of all ages—and for those adults who need a good review. You know who you are!
Looking forward to more.
As a children's sports coach, I found this book to be so well focused on the intended audience. Kids love rhymes and cool characters. This book taps into both. As the child is drawn in on the journey, they will learn some valuable lessons along the way. Loved it!
He thought it was great and said that every kid in elementary school should read it for the message.
A modern day Dr. Seuss with a contemporary twist and an important message for kids. I bought this book for the child of a friend, but had my 16-year-old son read it first. Even though he's well beyond the age bracket for it, he thought it was great and said that every kid in elementary school should read it for the message. I loved it because it reminds me of the books I read as a kid. I look forward to more from this author-illustrator team.