ON WINGS OF LOVE: The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child by Maria Enrica Agostinelli

ON WINGS OF LOVE: The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Rights of the Child, as determined by committee on the basis of an understood moral principle rather than any legal guarantee, are summarized in the Declaration appended here for older children--who would be better off sending for their free copies of the text to the International Year of the Child Resource Center. The bulk of this book is devoted to an interpretation for the very young--but it's hard to imagine just what any child with or without the stated benefits will make of being handed the rights "". . . to be strong and healthy in mind and body. . . to have a name and a country. . . to grow up in a family feeling safe, loved and understood,"" and so on. Agostinelli's illustrations featuring white clouds and a huge protective white dove relegate the whole business to cloudcuckooland instead of trying to relate it to a child's experience.

Pub Date: April 30th, 1979
Publisher: Collins