Tuesday, May 31, 2022

DAYS LIKE THIS by Oriane Smith. Illus by Alice Gravier.  Varennes, Quebec, Canada: Milky Way Picture Books, 2022.  40p.  ISBN: 978-199025209-9 hc. $18.99     PreS- Gr. 3      E PIC

Smith phrases a beautiful nature poem to fit each line on a page of its own.  The illustrator steps in with large portraits framed by the pages to give opposing perspectives from a human point of view and a squirrel's point of view, often from high in the treetop.  The poem gently takes readers through days and seasons in a woodsy backyard that has peaceful moments, but also shows what can happen when a storm passes through the area.  This book would be a great read-aloud, leading to questions and discussion on a personal or classroom level.  The cover art is eye-popping.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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