Monday, May 23, 2011

Follow Me review

Follow Me

Swing high into the sky and explore a world full of earthy and elegant colors with the girl in this story as she experiences nature with a twist of her imagination. After she’s ventured far away, she floats gently back down and heads home, where her mother is waiting.
(goodreads summary)

How could a book with such simple lyrics and illustrations capture my heart the way it did?  Mainly by the author portraying the feelings of a young girls imagination through beautiful illustrations and taking me back to my own childhood, swinging for hours on the backyard swingset. This book is charming with its poetic verse guiding the girl on a daydream adventure through her backyard. The illustrations were done by a colorful etching process and the girls facial expression tells the moment, reminding us of being a carefree child once again. This story enlightened my spirit and put a smile on my face. The lyrics are quite short but would make for a peaceful bedtime or quiet time read. A great book for getting that imagination flowing.  I think this would be a "just right book" for ages 4-8.~

Title: Follow Me
Author: Tricia Tusa
Genre: Picture Book
Pub. Date: April 2011, Harcourt Children's Book
Hardcover, 32 pgs.

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