I love finding stories for children that emphasize making good choices, being confident, and overall, encouraging positive character development. I wish I had had books such as these as a child – I could have really used them! I feel as though one of the best things I can do as a mom and counselor is to find books that children will connect to, find meaningful, and hopefully keep in mind for when they are in a similar situation.
Daria Rose and The Day She Chose, written by Yvonne Capitelli, is the story of Daria Rose. Daria Rose is experiencing many different feelings as a result of schoolwork and her interactions with peers. After a conversation with her mother and receiving wonderful advice, Daria Rose approaches each day with courage, determination, and confidence. As a result of Daria’s commitment to making smart choices and making up her mind for herself, she is able to change her outlook on life and benefit academically and socially.
This is a fantastic book that captures the insecurities that children, whether boy or girl, experience every day. I am constantly saying to my daughter and students, “Make good choices”. This book, although fiction, is a great depiction of the benefits that a child can reap from focusing on making good choices as well as keeping a positive frame of mind. The illustrations are beautiful and the book overall is extremely high quality. This book is filled with meaningful advice for not only children, but for adults as well. I love the fact that towards the end of the book, Daria Rose proposes five questions that she can ask herself, including:
“Yvonne Capitelli has written a wonderful book for children. We are happy to feature it in our lending library and think that her book should be shared with all girls and even young adults who have ever had a bad day, have felt like they didn’t fit in, or those who need a little encouragement to be themselves. Capitelli’s positive attitude shines through in this book!”
Daria Rose and The Day She Chose is an uplifting story encouraging children to look within and take control of their situation, by clearly demonstrating how a child can make a difference and change her world simply by choosing. The book provides hope to anyone struggling to fit in and do the right thing. The whimsical artwork and pleasant colors ensure this is a fun read. My daughter was enthralled from the beginning and since reading has turned a kinder eye upon the world around her. Thank you for sending a positive message to our impressionable youngsters.
- Michelle Lieck
I wanted to tell you I really love this new book. The story is wonderful and charming.
Stopping by to say your new book is a huge success in my Magic Palate Art Studio!! All my students just love it and the beautiful artwork. Best of luck.
Sue Miller - Artist
When I read this book to my almost 4 year old daughter she was all ears as we read together.
The 32 page hardcover book is a 7 day adventure where Daria discovers the powers she has had inside all along. The book teaches positive behaviors, confidence, determination, friendship, good values and the importance of being thoughtful and thankful, certainly characteristics we would all like to have our children learn.
I love the bonding experience it created between myself and my daughter.
It's never too early to instill these thoughts in a young girls mind and look forward to reading this book to her over and over as she grows!
Beautifully illustrated and highly recommended for children of all ages
This is the first book of a soon to be series, we can't wait to see the next ones as well!
I have two daughters ages 8 and 10 and they love this book!! I think it sends a terrific message to empower girls to have confidence in themselves and their decisions. The illustrations are absolutely beautiful and really appeal to young girls.
Yvonne Capitelli has written a wonderful book for children. We are happy to feature it in our lending library and think that her book should be shared with all girls and even young adults who have ever had a bad day, have felt like they didn’t fit in, or those who need a little encouragement to be themselves. Capitelli’s positive attitude shines through in this book!” ~Hardy Girls Healthy Women