Rulers Don’t Measure by Diane M. Scabilloni Book Review
The journey of Life can have its challenges. When we are not sure of what to do or how to do it, sometimes we compare ourselves to others. At times, we judge ourselves as not measuring up. As you will read in this inspiring story, the character does a lot of comparing as he tries to find his way.
He encounters some interesting situations and learns a great lesson in the end. He learns how he wants to rule his life. Young people are often trying to find their way in life. They compare themselves to others and can be harsh and unkind in their thinking about themselves. This book can help them with their confidence, identity and knowing that they are special and unique.
“I am loved and blessed without measure!”
If you ask a parent what one of the most important things you want your child to know is, we’ll probably say we want our children to know who they are and how to love themselves. Every day I remind my children about their strengths and uniqueness and to embrace and accept every bit of it. As children grow and go through life’s journies, they many times compare themselves to others and feel like they don’t “measure up.”
That is why it is essential to nurture these feelings through the daily life lessons we share and the books we read together. Thus far, one of my favorite children’s books that has helped me teach these lessons to my children is “Rulers Don’t Measure” by Diane M. Scabilloni.
This picture book follows the main character, “a ruler,” as he encounters life’s many challenges. The ruler goes through life, comparing himself to others and judging himself for not “measuring up.” But in the end, he realizes a valuable lesson that everyone is special and unique in their own ways. He realizes that God made him perfect just the way he is, loved, blessed, and very special.
Our little humans will go through life learning many life lessons, but the lesson of loving ourselves is never one that you can remind them of too often. “Rulers Don’t Measure” is a bright and positive children’s book that shows children that there are numberless ways to be awesome and the best way to start is by appreciating ourselves.
This picture book will prompt rich discussion between you and your little ones on the valuable life lesson about knowing and loving ALL of who we are.
Where Can I Find "Rulers Don't Measure?"
Other Books by Diane M. Scabilloni
About the Author, Diane M. Scabilloni
“Diane is an authentic and inspiring facilitator/ speaker for your youth groups, schools, churches, women’s groups or small group.
Diane shares personal stories of her spiritual journey with the objective of providing tools for a more connected, peaceful and fulfilling life.
Diane is married with two teenage sons and dog, Zeke. She is also a mortgage banker with First National Bank. Her goal is to connect and produce for her clients and to inspire her readers. She lives in Bethel Park, PA. She loves to golf, ride bikes and hang out with her family.”
Rapid Fire with Diane M. Scabilloni
Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Diane: When I was in middle school, I loved to write in my little diary with the key and lock. I always wrote about my thoughts and feelings and dreams.
Q. What does your family think of your writing?
Diane: They are very supportive. My husband tells his co-workers about my books and shares them at work. And especially my youngest son (16 yrs old) always gives the best feedback of a child’s perspective. He tells me what makes sense and what does not.
Q. What was the most surprising thing you learned about creating books?
Diane: How much the process is driven by divine inspiration—an internal knowing and flowing. And realizing I have the images in my head to go with the words and finding a good illustrator who can see your vision is critical.
Q. What do you think makes a good story?
Diane: There are so many opinions on this. What I love, another person could find to be too sappy and emotional. For me, a good story is one that makes you see or think about things differently. Inspiring and thought-provoking.
Q. What advice do you have for writers?
Diane: When your mind is open and quiet, inspiration will come. Trust it. Write down whatever comes, and you can always edit it later.
Q. Describe what your ideal writing space looks like?
Diane: My back porch, my den, outside at the park…alone in nature.
Q. What do you love most about the writing process?
Diane: The divine inspiration and unexpected creativity. Not knowing how the story will end and trusting the completion will be revealed…no stress, no striving.
Q. Tell us about your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Diane: I imagine I have another three kids books in me. I also have a bunch of poems with dance moves coming through. I see myself doing more inspirational speaking and YouTube recordings.
Q. How did you become involved in the subject or theme of your book?
Diane: I have lived my life on a journey of self-discovery. Growing up in a very dysfunctional home led me to always searching about how to navigate this world and feel better about myself and my life. Doubt and comparing myself were hardcore survival tactics that were not working for me anymore, so peeling these things away through self-discovery led to writing about the how-tos.
Q. What inspires you as a writer?
Diane: Hearing the voice of God come thru unexpectedly. I like to try to make sense of challenging subjects and talk about challenging things so they don’t appear as scary.
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Diane M. Scabilloni in exchange for an honest review.