Listen

Holly M. McGhee, illus. by Pascal Lemaître. Roaring Brook, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-250318-12-1
In short, lyrical selections, McGhee invites young readers to listen, look, breathe, taste, and dig in the natural world, highlighting the ways in which sensory reflexes and experiences unite people: “Smell the air./ My air is yours and all of ours,/ your air is mine.” Other lines celebrate the elemental, communal connections that support life (“The food you eat/ is also the sun/ is also the rain”). In Lemaître’s art, a child wanders through a softly hued, scribbled landscape, listening to feet walking, viewing the stars; in a near-final spread, the child kneels, heart open and reverberating beyond the traditional physical senses (“Listen/ with your heart”). A thoughtful offering, expressed in subtle poetic tempo, about shared humanity and the nourishing world. Ages 4–7. (Sept.)
Reviewed on : 08/15/2019
Release date: 09/03/2019
Genre: Children's
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