Review: Matthew McConaughey releases his new children’s book ‘Just Because’

Matthew McConaughey. Photo Courtesy of Levi McConaughey

Actor and author Matthew McConaughey released his new children’s book “Just Because” on September 12, via Penguin Random House.

The illustrations by Renée Kurilla are vibrant, artistic, and creative. This marks McConaughey’s debut picture book, and it is filled with various important life lessons that are food for thought.

It will motivate readers to accept and embrace the contradictions in their lives that make them special and unique. It is filled with wit and wisdom, and it is conversational but not contrived. It will stimulate his audience to celebrate all the different possibilities (and outcomes) that are out there.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey.
Photo Credit: Penguin Random House

After reading “Just Because,” it was evident that it was a labor of love for the Academy Award winner. Hopefully, this is a harbinger that there will be more picture books from him in the future.

The Verdict

Overall, “Just Because” is an uplifting, charming, and inspirational children’s picture book. It is a graceful text and its illustrations are infused with warmth and joy, which make it a pleasant reading experience for children and their families.

It is educational, informative, and a great deal of fun; moreover, it would make a neat bedtime story. There is something in it for everybody, and it ought to be enjoyed for its beauty and simplicity. “Just Because” is the feel-good story that we didn’t know we needed. It garners an A rating.

“Just Because” is available on Amazon by clicking here. To learn more about this picture book, visit its official homepage.

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Read More: Matthew McConaughey spoke about his new children’s book.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey.
Photo Credit: Vida Alves McConaughey

Markos Papadatos

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal’s Editor-at-Large for Music News.
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