Book reviews are a great way for self-publishing authors to gain exposure. After all, how can someone buy your book if he or she doesn’t know it exists? Paired with other elements of your book promotion strategy, requesting reviews is a great way to get people talking about what you’ve written.
When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:
Why the Wind Loves Children
Fred Schlissel, author
Tetyana Snezhyk, illustrator
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Why the Wind Loves Children is a softcover children’s book written in the style of folklore. Grandfather and storyteller Fred Schlissel spins a parable about how the land used to have fewer colors and no wind. Then came children — bright, inquisitive, and laughing. The energy of their love and the air from their laughter brought about the wind, which loves children to this day. “What a wonderful thing had happened. There were leaves on the trees and the wind made them move. A person could even hear the sound of the leaves rustle as the wind gently moved them one way and another.” Simplistic color illustrations reminiscent of a child’s artwork add a compassionate touch to this gentle and heartwarming fable.