Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel explore the beauty and tenacity of life.
Life begins small, then grows…
There are so many wonderful things about life, both in good times and in times of struggle. Through the eyes of the world’s animals—including elephants, monkeys, whales, and more—Cynthia Rylant offers a moving meditation on finding beauty around us every day and finding strength in adversity. Brendan Wenzel’s stunning landscapes and engaging creatures make this an inspiring and intriguing gift for readers of all ages.
|Publisher:||Beach Lane Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Cynthia Rylant is the author of more than 100 books for young people, including the beloved Henry and Mudge, Annie and Snowball, Brownie & Pearl, and Mr. Putter & Tabby series. Her novel Missing May received the Newbery Medal. She lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Visit her at CynthiaRylant.com.
Brendan Wenzel’s artwork often explores the natural world and our relationship to it and he has teamed up with many groups working to preserve wild places and creatures around the world. He has illustrated several acclaimed animal-themed picture books, including Some Bugs and Some Pets by Angela DiTerlizzi, Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson, and his own They All Saw a Cat. He lives in New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
LIFE is one of those books that captures a small corner of your heart and imagination...and then it grows. One of the most beautiful picture books I've ever read.
Beautiful, simple, uplifting, quiet. There are times when a child needs a book like this. 188 words stretched over 48 pages. This is an interesting book for children’s authors and illustrators to examine an editor’s choices. While it could easily be the usual 32 pages, the text is spread out, expanding the book, letting illustrations take hold of even two word bits so they sit in your mind, taking the reader slowly through the thoughtful text.