I’m a sucker for inspirational quotes. Like many people, I have a Pinterest Board of Favorite Quotations. But I particularly revel in printed collections of quotations. In July I shared a book of hand-lettered quotes that I purchased called, Whatever You Are Be a Good One. I love the art of each page, and I am still debating whether or not to pull out some of them to frame.
365 Days of Wonder is in no danger of being torn apart. Most of the pages are printed in simple fonts that belie the wisdom of the sentences. However, it is a book that I treasure because of a few other aspects that make it unique.
The book might be called a “spin-off.” The quotes were collected by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder. Its foreword and subsequent introductions before each month of inspirational sayings are “written” by one of the admirable characters in Wonder, Mr. Browne. In Wonder, Mr. Browne’s precepts play an important role in guiding the characters. 365 Days of Wonder offers more advice that he has collected during his fictional career – including precepts submitted by children. All of the contributors are acknowledged in the back of the book.