Creeping bugs and wiggling worms, splashing rain and glittering starsnobody notices the details of the world around them more than childrenand artists.
Take a walk with bestselling picture book creator Lois Ehlert in this vibrant die-cut celebration of nature's many wonders. Complete with a simple rebus game, this gentle book of discovery will inspire readers of all ages to share their love for natureand to look at the world in a whole new way.
About the Author
LOIS EHLERT is the creator of many award-winning picture books about nature, including the recent bestseller Waiting for Wings. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
What People are Saying About This
"This brilliant symphony in form and color provides a rich visual experience . . . This gifted graphic artist is in top form."Kirkus Reviews
"Ehlert highlights the wonders of nature . . . a few lyrical words and elaborately die-cut illustrations . . . bring it all to life."Parenting
"Stunning . . . A wonderful choice for toddler story hours, bedtime reading, or preschool units on shapes or nature."Booklist
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author/illustrator uses cutouts to create this book about nature. It is appropriate for very young children, up to 5 years old.
This book takes a beginning reader through a journey of cut-out pages with shapes, bugs, and fruits. The book introduces what the world is made of from a toddler's eyes: bugs, fruit, sun, moon, stars, etc. Each page has a cut-out to describe one or two words.I would use this book as a read aloud to a group of preschool-aged children. The colorful pages and cut-outs would hold their attention. This would be a great book for emerging readers.In the classroom: In a pre-kindergarten setting I would use this book to introduce a "how to use scissors" unit with shapes and colors. Let each child pick his/her favorite color of paper (correctly identified), demonstrate proper use of scissors, and allow students to cut the shape of the week, creating a puzzle.
This is a book is a picture book that shows what we see from day to day in a really interesting way. There are bugs, flowers, stars, rain, and so much more.I really enjoyed the cut outs in this book. It was really interestin to watch as something took shape from what was before it and after it.In the classroom you could do a unit on nature using this book to introduce it. You could also use this book to inspire art projects with the many ideas and colors that are used in the illustrations.