It Is All Right Now: Inspired Child by Riki Ella is a beautiful, little children’s book aimed squarely at the K-Grade3 age-group. Riki is a happy, young, girl but things begin to percolate in her mind as she imagines what it might be like to have all those things that she so desperately desires. Riki wants to change her eye-colour, to ditch her glasses and for people to like her and the way she looks. She also wants to be a Princess, who people look to for guidance, protection, and love. Materially she wants to have her own horse as well as a lioness to sit at the end of her bed and protect her from everything bad. Riki quickly discovers that focusing on what she doesn’t have is counter-productive and quickly her mood changes from happy to forlorn. It takes her mother, quietly explaining the realities of how powerful our subconscious is, at setting our moods, to allow Riki to fully understand the power of thought and perception.
Based on the principles of the Law of Attraction and the idea that “thoughts are things” and we become what we think; It Is All Right Now: Inspired Child is a sweet, touching, story of a little girl’s dissatisfaction with her life and how changing her mindset can suddenly make “It All Right Now”. Author and illustrator Riki Ella has done a marvelous job of bringing her own childhood and childhood insecurities, to life, in this lovely, little tale. I particularly enjoyed the note at the end which assured the reader that little Riki, one day became big Riki and achieved almost all of the desires she had wished for as a little girl. The illustrations are wonderfully done and walk a perfect line between the amateur and professional illustrator. The book’s design is superb and the colours will definitely attract the intended reader’s eyes. As a proponent of the Law of Attraction, myself, this book serves as the perfect way to introduce such important concepts to our young ones at an age when they are being bombarded, often unknowingly, with negative forces, comments, and thoughts about themselves. You are never too young to realise just how powerful your thoughts and feelings are, at changing your reality. I can highly recommend this for the age-appropriate audience.