The Upside of Iris by Helen Rose @TheUpsideOfIris #childrenslit

Thanks Helen Rose for providing an ARC for me to read in exchange for my honest review.

The Upside of Iris 

Iris is visually impaired and as a result everything she sees is upside down. She does not let this condition stop her from following her dreams as an artist. Along the way, she finds love and experiences heartache.


Even though this is a children’s book, I enjoyed it immensely. The heroine in the story Iris has a tender and sweet personality, along with an innocence that connected with me as the reader. I wanted to see her succeed as a child and find love as an adult.

I loved the vibrant colors of the illustrations. I thought they were whimsical and fanciful.
I thought that the story deals with themes that are not often discussed with children in a very positive way without being overly simplistic or insulting the intelligence of the child.

Should you buy? Yes. I think that younger children will appreciate the illustrations (all the pictures in this post are from the book). As a parent, I think you could uses elements of the plot and theme to engage in meaningful discussion with your child.

Book Details
Publisher: Through the 4th Wall (September 9, 2015)
Publication Date: September 9, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC



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