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Ages 4 to 8
Magnificent splashes of fluorescent orange make international legend Beatrice Alemagna’s picture book—about a little boy who discovers nature—visually powerful, timely, and thought provoking.
It’s an awful, boring, rainy day, and Mom doesn’t want her boy on screens! Off he goes into the woods, where he accidentally drops his precious video game into a pond! NO! His emotions are palpable: Beatrice Alemagna imbues each moment in the book with intense color and feeling. It’s wet everywhere, and worse—there’s nothing to “do.” And then a chance meeting with four giant snails (their antennae felt like Jell-O) alters the boy—and next he finds mushrooms that resemble him in his pointy-hooded raincoat. Touching, tasting, and feeling nature is an incredible experience! Back at home, the child, altered by his chance meeting with nature, has a happy reunion with his mom, and the two share warms mug of hot chocolate in a poignant moment. Here is a story that will wake up the imagination in tiny explorers who find magic in everyday life.