Friday, April 13, 2012

Margo's Musings: My Clearest Me by Claudine Gueh Yanting, Claudine

"Explore, enjoy embrace... The world will hear your clearest you."

Recently, I read My Clearest Me by Gueh Yanting, Claudine to my little sister, Margo. This beautifully written and illustrated children's book flows like water as you follow along with little Wynn on his journey to find himself in this ever shifting world. I thought this story was absolutely wonderful, and Margo has been contemplating herself since we finished reading it- she's been purposefully stating to everyone who crosses her path that she's really a firecracker : ) Wynn's story touches a place inside that is so often overlooked and forgotten, but it's the most important part of us all. It made me wonder about myself, which was exceptionally fun and enlightening! The DMS was lucky enough to interview Geuh Yanting, Claudine, so be sure to check back Friday, April 20th to learn more about this brilliant, new author. 

In this moment, who is your clearest you?


Am I supposed to be the kind of boy I've never been? 

When Wynn overhears his teacher saying that 
     
     1) he is very quiet, 
     2) so he might have no friends, 
     3) and might let Dreams pass, 

the six-year-old wonders if he ought to be a different boy to fit the crowd. A story about self-discovery and personal heroism told through original rhymes and brilliant paintings. 


Children's Author Gueh Yanting, Claudine












26 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this review. I love, love, love how you described the story as flowing as water. And Margo, a firecracker is brilliant!

    Hugs to you all!

    Love,
    Claudine

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  2. Claudine, Margo and I loved your story. It is absolutely beautiful and unique! Thank you for stopping by this morning : ) ~ F

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  3. Thank you for sharing the beautiful review. I have a six year old grandson who is special and unique, and of course I love rhyming books!

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    1. Hi Connie, this book is really spectacular- it's a very well written, poignant story. Thank you for stopping by! It's so nice to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  4. What a beautiful story. I really enjoyed the trailer and can't wait to read the interview.

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      It truly is a unique story- Claudine is a brilliant writer and we were very excited to learn more about her. Thanks for popping over, it's always great to hear from you! ~ F

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    1. Hi Leslie! Nice to hear from you : ) It is one of my favorite stories. ~ F

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  6. I've heard of Gueh Yanting. This sounds like a great book for children who so often wonder who they're supposed to be and if they're supposed to be who their parents say they should be. I love the cover.

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    1. Hi Donna,
      It is a inspiring book! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  7. I've nver heard of this book, but it looks cute. I like to collect nice picture books and read them to the kids at school.

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    1. Hi June,
      It is a well crafted story, and really sets the point home- a wonderful read! Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  8. I love it when kids really connect to a book and it makes them examine the world, or themselves, in a different way.

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    1. Hi Cate,
      I love that too! There is nothing cooler than connection to a book and finding out something about yourself. ~ F

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  9. I'm definitely recommending this book to our library acquisitions. Thank you for posting about it.

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    1. That's so wonderful! Claudine is an amazing writer! Always great to hear from you! We are interviewing this author on Friday- her answers to our questions are great : ) ~ F

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  10. It sounds wondrous...the illustrations alone are beautiful!!!

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    1. Hi Patty! Aren't they though, they go with the story perfectly. Thanks for stopping by- we love hearing from you : ) ~ F

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  11. I've been quietly reading & enjoying all the comments here. Thank you all so much for supporting Wynn and his story!


    Blessings to all,
    Claudine

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    1. Thanks for stopping in to comment, Claudine. Our readers love to hear from the authors of the books they are hearing about. We do, too! :) ~F

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  12. It's a wonderful book! So glad to see this positive attention shown to it.

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  13. Hi Anne! Thanks for stopping by. The story is inspirational! ~ F

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  14. Aww, this story looks very cute. I need an excuse to read more picture books.

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    1. the cheapreader- This is a picture book you won't want to miss. It is just beautiful and has such a great message. :) ~F

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  15. So sweet! I found your blog on Book Blogs. This book looks great. Just wish it wasn't an e-book...
    Great Review!

    http://shesgotbooksonhermind.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Adriana. My Clearest Me is a beautiful book. :) Glad you enjoyed the review. ~F

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