The days are growing shorter which makes me kind of sad, but I’m trying to savor the last days of summer. One of the ways I’m doing this is by being (and even eating) outside when I can. The book I’m reviewing today encourages the reader to appreciate the outside. And it’s gorgeous!
This is the kind of book you want to give a big hug. First off, the illustrations are GORGEOUS. The back page says that Cindy Derby used “watercolor and powdered graphite on cold press paper” and that “some of the lines were created with dried flower stems and thread soaked in ink.” How fitting to create illustrations for a book about the outside using elements of the outside! Deborah Underwood’s lyrical text are just as beautiful as the art. She draws the reader inside the book to remind us to appreciate the outside. She incorporates our senses and our imaginations to bring a love for the outside into our hearts. This is a book I want to own so I can read it over and over. Give it a read. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.