Now out! 3.19

I found this to be a very sweet board book for toddlers. The patch of blue from the child’s jeans is found in a series of colorful and appealing illustrations. For example, it becomes part of a sign, a ferris wheel, a stained glass window etc. This is a charming, wordless picture book.

Kudos to all who were involved with this book. The illustrations ate very appealing as is the design and structure of the book. Ward is very interested in helping adults and children to connect with nature. She previously wrote a book called I Like Dirt. She wants people of all ages to get outside, observe and enjoy the world around them.

This book’s contents are organized around the four seasons. There is information about birds, migration, food, habitats, etc. There are many projects for adults and children to do together. Observation and slowing down are also encouraged. In addition, there are short boxed entries with information and samples of things such as what a bird observation journal entry might look like.

I loved this book and highly recommend it. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher.

The story…Diana does not like school! She especially hates the multiplication tables. Diana’s mother tries to help. she gets a tutor. The tutor is not successful. The medical doctor finds nothing wrong and suggests a psychologist. While there, Diana accidentally discovers that she loves to dance and move. From there, school gets better.

This book may well appeal to young students who feel “out of sync” at school. The illustrations are amazing; whimsical, appealing, funny and fun. My quibbles: It is stereotypical to have a girl who struggles with Math. Also, everything improves very quickly. This is not generally the case in real life. Those points aside, this is a cute title.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. The opinion are my ow.

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