Sunday, May 3, 2015
Liv on Life: Going to the Park by Elizabeth Gorcey
*Disclosure: We received a complimentary book in order to conduct an accurate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own.
How many of us has had a 3-year-old bust out with a statement that is entirely profound and truly something we should listen to? Since she was 3-years-old, Olivia has been providing her mother, Elizabeth Gorcey, with spontaneous words of wisdom lovingly called "Livisms." These "Livisms" have inspired a new children's book series called Liv on Life. Well, the books are called children's books but I am sure that we adults can learn a thing or two from them.
I was able to take a peek at one of the books in the series, Going to the Park. In the book Liv and her trusty best friend, her adorable Boxer Bowie, motivate her parents to put down those iPhones, shut down the computers and go to the park. So much has changed since our childhoods and the advent of technology has certainly added a new variable that is sometimes good and sometimes bad. Kids have this natural instinct to discover and wander the world, to drop something and move on to the next. Somewhere, we adults often lose this and become too tied to just one thing. Often, the thing we are tied to is technology! So, it is nice to see how Liv is able to coax her parents away from technology to go out and enjoy the outdoors. Kids so often can see something about us that we don't and help nudge us to a better path. Well, if they coax us into eating more sweets--that probably isn't the best path. But, kids do often help us "live a little."
The book itself is a nice volume with wonderful illustrations. The book would make for a nice gift as well as a nice bedtime story or perhaps even a story before the family goes together to the park!
When you get a chance, visit the Liv on Life website. You can find places to purchase Going to the Park on the website. Additionally, the website has coloring pages, a magic 'Liv' eight ball and coloring pages.
Elizabeth Gorcey worked on this book alongside her daughter, Olivia. Gorcey has been creating her entire life in many capacities! She starred in Teen Wolf, Max Headroom and Footloose. Additionally, Gorcey has been involved in producing and directing. She is also an artist enjoying painting and now has added writing as a creative outlet!
Going to the Park is a thoroughly sweet book! The Liv on Life series is sure to be delightful with wonderful messages to come!