Monday, April 29, 2013

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- The World Belongs to You by Riccardo Bozzi -- An Inspiring Picture Book for People of All Ages (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

The World Belongs to You

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Templar (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076366488X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763664886
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 0.5 x 9.8 inches 
  • Buy now at Amazon for only $11.22.


"You belong to the world, and the world belongs to you; inspiring words for graduating students and anyone experiencing a time of change in their life. This beautifully crafted book is an uplifting gift for people of any age. Stylish graphic art paired with a deceptively simple text make this a book to be read over and over again."

My Thoughts:

Can you believe that summer is almost year?  And, with this comes high school and college students graduating in May.  Do you know someone who is graduating this year?  If so, do I have the perfect gift idea for you -- "The World Belongs to You" by Riccardo Bozzi.  

I remember when I graduated both high school and college, my parents and family gave me books that were not only meant to celebrate my accomplishments, but also inspire me to dream big and pursue my goals and wishes.  Many of these books were picture books, which was a surprise, as I would have thought they were geared to a much younger audience.  But, after reading the books and admiring the beautiful illustrations in each, I truly felt inspired, as these books really do get you excited about the unknown and what lies ahead in one's life.  

Even if you don't know anyone who is graduating, this book is also great for those at a crossroads in their life, and looking for a little guidance.  It is such an easy read, that you will find yourself picking it up and reading it over and over again.  While young children will love bright bold illustrations, older audiences will find comfort in the words of Riccardo Bozzi, as he reassures them us all that we are free to do and who we want to be.  "The world belongs to you," he says and "You belong to the world" -- so, what are you going to do?  This book will make you think and aspire to be more, and is definitely a great book to share with graduates and those at a crossroads, or to have on hand to share with your children as they grow up.  However you choose to give this book, those who read it, will find comfort in its pages, and will cherish this book for years to come. :-)

About the Author:

Riccardo Bozzi was born in Milan in 1966. He is a journalist and works for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. He lives in Milan, Italy.

About the Illustrator:

Olimpia Zagnoli was born in 1984 in a small town in northern Italy. Her work has been included in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Adidas Originals, Rolling Stone, Corriere della Sera, and American Illustration 30. Olimpia drives a yellow Fiat and lives in Milan, Italy.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. Sounds like a great gift to give a graduate. Thank you for the review! Next time we have someone graduating I will have to order a copy....

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