Phily & Friends – Who Do I See In The Mirror? Written by Aghoghovbia Aladewolu.

I was recently asked if I would be interested in reviewing a new childrens book. My three children do love books, the eldest is somewhat of a book worm. When I found out what the book was about I knew I wanted to be involved. Keep reading to find out all about Who Do I See In The Mirror and for details for how you can WIN a copy for your little ones.

This is a debut book by Aghoghovbia Aladewolu and was inspired by her 18 month-old daughter. We were kindly gifted a copy of her book for an honest review. Before I opened the book, I had been told that the book promotes the concept of self-love and acceptance and is written for children. That’s why I was certain I wanted to review the book with my own children, it’s such an important issue but can be tough to talk about things like this with young children.

My little girl was drawn to the book as soon as I unwrapped it. The front cover has a lovely picture of a little girl called Philly and her teddy bear.

As you open the book, we see the Philly playing Peek-a-boo in the mirror. Each page explores different parts of the Philly’s body whilst encouraging them to love each part:

This is my hair. I love my thick curly locks and the way they skrink when I have a bubble bath.

But the book also emphasises that we are more than just our physical appearance, we are much more:

But I am not just my hair. I am much more.

With lovely illustrations on every page, we saw what Philly and her friends get up to. From playing in the garden with her dog, to playing at the beach or with friends at school, each page highlights the importance of self-love and acceptance. Philly describes why she loves her eyes, lips, legs etc.

Philly loves everything about her body, but also her whole self. She realises that she is special, she is different and she is unique. She is proud to have a good heart and curious mind.

This is a wonderful book to read with young children. The book not only teaches the importance of self-worth and loving yourself, but the most important thing is it’s what’s inside that counts overall! Philly says that matters the most!


We were kindly gifted a copy of this lovely book in return of an honest review. We have also been given the chance to give a copy away to one of our fabulous readers!

All you need to do in order to be in with a chance of winning is:
Tell me what makes you proud of your little one! Fill in the form below, don’t forget to let your friends via Facebook that you have entered (and so they can too!)

Terms and conditions:

  • No cash alternative.
  • The winner will be chosen at random once the competition closes, they will be notified by the email address they provide when entering and will be named on Facebook.
  • The winners email address and name will be passed onto my contact (PR for the book) so that a book can be sent straight to them.
  • The competiton closes Tuesday 2nd April at midday and a winner will be contacted that afternoon.
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