Book Review: Hilly Colors Her Dreams & Hilly Finds Her Quiet Place by Meytal Raz-Nave

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Title: Hilly Colors Her Dreams
By: Meytal Raz-Nave
Illustrated: Shany Golan
Categories / Themes: spirituality, colours, creativity
Read: 21th March, 2015
Rating: 5 / 5
Obtained: eBook from Amazon.com.au
Crossposted Review to: Goodreads, Amazon
Title: Hilly Finds Her Quiet Place
By: Meytal Raz-Nave
Illustrated: Shany Golan
Categories / Themes: spirituality, meditation, children, calm
Read: 21th March, 2015
Rating: 5 / 5
Obtained: eBook from Amazon.com.au
Crossposted Review to: Goodreads, Amazon

Hilly is a lovely, young girl. We meet her first when she colours her dreams, then we continue down her journey as she finds her quiet place and later when she discovers her feelings.

In book one, morning always comes too soon for her. She loves going through her dreams and all the colours she experiences throughout them. She dreams about dragons and the milk man, within incredible scenes. At the end of the book, we are treated to a little bit more information about colours and chakras for children to read into.

In book two, things are a little less peaceful for Hilly. She goes through her daily life, but everyone and everything is ever so loud! Day after day, she goes through this. Until one day, she meets a man who teaches her how to meditate. Because of his help, she manages to find her quiet place.

I think both books are a wonderful journey for the reader. They give children the opportunity to look into alternate forms of religion and spirituality. Not every parent might appreciate something like that, but I think it gives children a valuable look into other cultures.

I think that the best bit about the books is the illustrations. Shany Golan deserves a pat on the back for such incredible work! In book one, the dreamscapes are a magical journey, helped along by the illustrators beautiful works. Book two’s illustrations really convey how busy Hilly’s life is. I think the illustrator has done very well.

Overall, I think both books are really something that children can relate to. There is a third book, Hilly Discovers Her Feelings. I have not read it, but it also looks like a lovely read which I’m sure any child will love! Just looking over the reviews of all three books on Amazon, it seems that a lot of people enjoy these works and the praise is well deserved.

I have legal copies of the first two books; I bought them when they were each free on Amazon.com.au. These are my honest thoughts on them.

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