An ode to muddy hands and feet, brown earth, and new grass
Simple text and exuberant illustrations will make children and their grown-up friends want to sink their feet into gooey, gloppy, mucky, magnificent mud.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Lexile:||320L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
MARY LYN RAY lives in South Danbury, New Hampshire.
LAUREN STRINGER lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This story begins as a mystery would, leading up through descriptive illustrations and words to the subject of the story, mud! Something that is usually thought of as dirty and ugly becomes beautiful and sweet, stirring the senses. Objects such as brown leaves, frozen drifts, flapping wind, scattered stones, pools of grass and hills are made an important part of the natural world and wonders to be observed and enjoyed. Mud and all the ways to play with it stirs the heart of the child and creates a sense of simplistic play and appreciation of all things natural. The illustrations are wonderful!