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Self help through picture books

2 Jan

Welcome to self-improvement season. It’s the one in which people make resolutions and try to be better in a variety of ways. Fortunately, picture books can help us navigate the sea of possibilities and discover what is most important.

Like Mo does, in Mo’s Mustache  by Ben Clanton.


When Mo decided to start wearing a mustache, everybody liked it.


Unfortunately, everybody included a lot of copycats, which was disappointing.


Mo worked his way through a series of fashion changes in an effort to be unique, only to be copied time after time. Finally losing his temper, Mo asked his copy-catting friends why they keep copying and is surprised by the answer, which gives him a new perspective and makes for a situation in which everyone can be happy.

In Carnivores written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Dan Santat, the beasts at the top of the food chain are feeling a little left out.


So, they set about on a self-improvement plan to fit in better with the other wildlife. The ones they used to eat.


It doesn’ t really work out very well for them and, ultimately, they embrace their carnivore nature.

So whether you are trying to make a change or embrace your essence, these two books are full of humor that will help you on your journey.

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