"Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a simple, yet powerful, book written to introduce children to the concept of self-love and acceptance. It explores the various parts of the body, making the idea of self-discovery exciting for children, while encouraging them to love each part. It reminds children that they are much more than their physical appearance. This gorgeous, colour-illustrated book concludes with a strong message that it's what is on the inside that counts. A wonderful finishing touch is that it ends with a certificate that each child can hang up on their wall."
As Philly looks at her reflection in the mirror, she realises that from her curly hair to her legs that love to dance, she is unique. But what makes her truly special is her good heart and curious mind. The important message conveyed is for children to love the skin they are in. It's what you are on the inside that matters most.
Who Do I see in the Mirror? is the debut book of the Philly & Friends collection of stories. The book was inspired by the author's 18-month-old daughter. Author Vese says: "I wanted to create a diverse children's character she - and kids everywhere - can love and identify with.."
Philly & Friends is a brand with purpose - every book sold ships a book into the hands of an underprivileged child.
About the author
Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu, 31, was born in Lagos, Nigeria where she lived until the age of 15, when she moved to England to study her A-levels in Bristol and on to Imperial College London, where she graduated with a Master of Engineering degree.
Following the birth of her daughter 18 months ago, Vese began to explore her passion for building confidence in children. Vese loves writing and sees it as an avenue to uplift, encourage and challenge young people.
Her goal is to empower the next generation to love and believe in themselves. This has led her to the launching of Philly & Friends, a contemporary children's brand with the purpose of helping underprivileged children around the world. She is a founding member of the Aghoghovbia Foundation, set up to empower the girl child and Inspiring Role Models, a social enterprise dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams.
Vese lives with her husband, 18 month old and newborn baby, in Essex.
Title: Who Do I See in the Mirror?
Author: Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu
Genre: Children's, Picture Books, Self-Esteem
Publisher: Philly & Belle Publishing
Publication: January 2019