Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of Astri: The Brave L’il Oyster in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever been afraid? Have you ever had to be brave when you were scared? This is a little tale about a brave little oyster who faces her fears and in the process She finds her experience produces something much greater than she could have anticipated! What could it be?
One of our new favorites to read together is Astri: The Brave L’il Oyster by Jessica Delagardelle. When I first received this book I could tell that the kids would not only love the story but especially love the pictures. The fiber art illustrations are nothing like we have seen before. My kids and I actually studied the pages one night to see the amazing details. So cool!!
As for the story of Astri. Adorable and full of teachable moments. Little Astri learned how to turn a problem into a solution. I loved that we could tell that Astri grew stronger in her decisions of finding that solution as well. Both Jude and Teagan really picked up on the message in the book and have read a many times since.
About The Author:
Jessica Delagardelle has been mesmerized by the ocean since she was a wee thing, even though she lived in the middle of the desert. She never stood by the ocean until she was a teenager, but it was then that she knew her life would always involve the water and the creatures that live there, just beyond the sand.
Jessica moved to Washington State. She is curious, like an octopus. She learned how to SCUBA dive so she could swim like a seal. She also learned how to surf so she could ride waves like the dolphins. She continues to be inspired by the ocean and all its creatures.
Astri and Jessica’s lives came together when Jessica was encountering a lot of scary things on land. Astri had an experience she felt could help Jessica face her fears. Jessica and Astri decided to share what they’ve learned with you!
We would recommend this book to any family. It really is a great inspirational story filled with amazing artwork. Add this book to your gift lists for the holidays! You can buy it on Amazon or on L’il Astri’s Website!