by Antoinette Portis
Neal Porter Books (Holiday House), 2020. 32 pages.
Review written July 6, 2020, from a library book
This book is a series of poetic riddles about things in nature a girl encounters as she goes through her day. They aren’t posed as riddles, but as a description, and then you turn the page to find out what is talking.
Here are a few:
“Morning lays me on your pillow,
an invitation, square and warm.
Come out and play!”
“I am cool pudding
on a muggy day.
Let your toes
have a taste!”
“I race up the hill
while lying at your feet.
Wave at me
and I’ll wave at you,”
The pictures that go with the riddles are quiet, joyful, and evocative, with a palette of mainly greens and browns, appropriate for a day mainly spent outdoors in the summertime.
It’s a simple book, perfect for celebrating simple pleasures in nature.
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