Monday, May 3, 2021

WHEN YOU BREATHE by Diana Farid. Illus. by Billy Renkl. Petaluma, CA: Cameron Kids, 2020. 32p. ISBN 978-19440903930 hc. $17.95   PreK-Gr.3     E PIC

This beautifully illustrated book will fill your soul (and your eyeballs) with color, texture and motion.  The air is always moving, as the text is essentially a poem about breathing.  Air flows inside the human body to the lungs, which are represented by an upside-down tree that branches out and ends in clusters of plant buds.  In scientific terms, which are found in the back of the book, the tree trunk is the trachea, branching out into bronchi, ending up as alveoli.  Farid keeps the poetry basic and experiential.  Imagine using this book to start a health lesson on the respiratory system, or just enjoy reading it while you breathe in and out
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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