White Wild Indigo is both a children’s book and an illustrated collection of poems for adult readers. Author Jet Widick writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. This book is a celebration of these moments in catchy rhymes and wordplay, brought to life by Annie Moor’s bright and cheerful illustrations.
Jet Widick's poetry is a colorful mosaic of life experiences: the places we’ve been, the people we meet, and the things we love. Featuring a treasure trove of humorous poems about our favorite foods to glittering gems about science and art, every child who opens this book will find a whimsical world of surprises to inspire a lifelong love of poetry.
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About the Author
Poet and author Jet Widick has written two illustrated poetry books Sage Words (August, 2016) and Sage Spirit (February, 2017), both hand-lettered by California artist Kimberly Taylor-Pestell. She has also produced a Poetry In Motion series of animated poems excerpted from her Sage books.
Poetry has always been an essential part of Jet Widick’s life, but it wasn’t until her celiac diagnosisafter 15 years of living with a mystery illnesswhen she discovered how emotional strength and good health can open up one’s world to inspiration and desire, both which propel a person into the realm of possibility and shift the way we perceive our own capabilities.
That’s where the name Jet comes in. Her sons gave her the nickname (short for Jeanette) once she became healthy and transformed herself; destined and determined to grow into the mighty oak tree from the acorn. The name embodies her journey of self-exploration, fueled by her love of nature, and taking off with tremendous creative energy and vitality.
Jet Widick’s complex, yet simple poetry is a reminder to live in the moment and to wake up to nature’s everyday miracles. Her poems are full of warmth, conscience, fortitude and whimsy, and cover a range of themes that reflect the lovely little things that make up our everyday liveswhich so often go unnoticedyet are truly the most important ones of all.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book of poetry for children is a winner. It covers a variety of topics from nature, to "Google your Brain" to "Iron Girl" about intellect, strength and not giving up. There is even one about mothers. I like the variety of styles that are used as well as the different text to accent or embelish a word or phrase. My only concern is that many children today can not read cursive so might struggle somewhat with reading the poems. The illustrations are simple, yet cute and complement the poetry. A great book for a school or class library, for use when teaching poetry and just for fun. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite Positive attitudes, looking at the world with pleasure and belief in all things good. These are important attributes to make a strong person, one who cares and shares positive energy with others and the world as a whole. But how does one go about being positive. Start each day by finding something good: in people, in the view out your window, in the food on your plate. Make each moment of your day something to rejoice. “Your ears are listen/ They make my heart glisten/ They bring sunshine/ To this ol’ soul of mine.” Everything about life, human relations, and nature is full of miracles, if only we take a moment to stop and appreciate what we have, what the world has given us to enjoy. Jet Widick’s little collection of poems, White Wild Indigo: An Illustrated Collection of Poems for Children, is full of positive, fun thoughts. Everything from breakfast foods, science, and art, to the great big universe and all the stars in between, there is so much positive energy out there. All we have to do is take a moment to appreciate and enjoy it. This illustrated collection of positive energy poems is a combination of fun words, word plays, catchy rhymes and so much more as the poet presents a colorful view of life for all of us to enjoy. The little book is intended for children, but it is a positive booster for adults as well. A real treasure of a book, one to enjoy over and over again.