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Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite
The World As I See It by Hailey Marie Johnson is not only a children’s book but also a book of art. Johnson is the photographer whose pictures are displayed in the book. Some readers may flip through the book fast, but if you actually take the time to read each description under each photo then you will see what Johnson sees.
The World As I See It is a book filled with photographs of nature. Not all the pictures are in focus, but that adds to the artistic element of the book. My personal favorite picture of Johnson’s in the book was “Fairy’s Umbrella”. I have never thought about the plant like that, but now I will tell my daughter that is what it is. I really like that Johnson wrote what she saw in each picture. Some of her descriptions made me study the picture so I could see what she saw. It is nice to see the world through someone else’s eyes once in a while. I do wish there were more close up pictures in the book, especially of the flowers.
I think The World As I See It is a good reminder to people that they should slow down and take time to actually look at all the beauty this world has to offer. Johnson has done a good job on this book and I admire her for being so young and able to see the beauty in things. I wish her the best of luck with this book and in life.