Way to Start a Day by Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall |, NOOK Book (NOOK Kids Read to Me) | Barnes & Noble
The Way to Start a Day: with audio recording

The Way to Start a Day: with audio recording

by Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall
     
 

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Beautiful paintings highlight a text depicting the ways various peoples from around the world welcome the sun and the start of a new day.

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Beautiful paintings highlight a text depicting the ways various peoples from around the world welcome the sun and the start of a new day.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this Caldecott Honor Book, the way to start the day is to go outside, face the east and greet the sun, as others in the past and present have celebrated the dawn. PW praised ``the author's sensitive prose and Parnall's glittering paintings in this beautiful work.'' (69)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Bagel
Nature is filled with melodic voices, if only we would take the time to hear them. Most people don't, admonishes the author of this poetic text. In these days of modems and faxes and beepers and pagers, here is a book that ís a breath of fresh air. A soulful spiritual story, it goes way beyond the old "stop and smell the roses" expression. It is a tale about an old man who shares his secrets with a young friend about "the other way to listen." "Don't start with a mountain," advises the elder. "Start with one seed pod or one dry weed or one horned toad or one handful of dirt." Equally entrancing are the illustrations which blend imagery so harmoniously that you don't know where the drawing ends and where nature begins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481417167
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Lexile:
AD500L (what's this?)
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.

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