Monday, March 8, 2021

I TALK LIKE A RIVER by Jordan Scott. Illus by Sydney Smith.  New York: Holiday House, 2020. 40p. ISBN 978-082344559-2 hc. $18.99     Gr. K-3    E PIC

A young boy with a stutter has a bad day at school and uses nature terms to describe how his mouth betrays him when he tries to talk.  His dad picks him up from school and takes him to the river where they watch movement of the water and compare it to speech patterns.  The author takes words from nature and turns them into feelings.  Sydney Smith uses watercolor, ink, and gouache to personalize this story with amazing artwork.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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