You Are A Beautiful Beginning | Book Review

You Are a Beautiful Beginning gives children the ultimate confidence boost in story form that is captivating through words and illustrations. Perfection!” – Momma Braga


It is not the destination but the journey.

Inspired by this timeless adage, You Are a Beautiful Beginning combines lyrical storytelling and lovely art, blossoming into a celebration of self-love, friendship, and community. With delicate, evocative language and hidden depth, this meditative and magical picture book encourages readers old and young to discover their own endless potential.


You Are A Beautiful Beginning is a celebration of self-love, friendship and community that will appeal to readers of all ages.

The whimsical art will captivate everyone and the powerful message it brings out will be the ultimate confidence boost for a young person. Every story has a beginning and there really isn’t an end but a new beginning to the next story. It was simply a beautiful story

“It is not wishing to be different. It is learning to love being you. It is not the end of your story. It is a beautiful beginning, too.”

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give You Are A Beautiful Beginning 10 stars out of 5! A must read story with your little one and great story to have your young reader read it to you!

If you would like to purchase this lovely book, click here.

About the Author

Nina Laden is an award-winning, bestselling children’s book author and illustrator. Her many books include The Night I Followed the Dog, Peek-a Who?, When Pigasso Met Mootisse, Roberto: The Insect Architect, Once Upon a Memory, If I Had a Little Dream, and Yellow Kayak. When she is not writing or drawing, she paddleboards, takes long beach walks, hunts for agates, forages for mushrooms, makes jewelry, and cooks up a storm, amongst other things. Nina was born and raised in the New York City area and now lives on a little island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State with her husband, Booth, and their Siberian cat, Marley.

About the Illustrator

Kelsey Garrity-Riley is an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in Germany and Belgium before moving to the US to pursue her love of art at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Kelsey’s picture books include Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade, Other-Wordly, Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face, and Frankie’s Favorite Food.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.


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