Can you smell the spring wildflowers? How does it feel when you run your hand across rough tree bark? What about the sight of fluffy clouds? Nature surrounds us all — but are we really paying attention?
In this adorable book to be shared with babies and toddlers, mothers explore their love for their babies as experienced through the five senses. From the sound of a baby’s giggles to the smell of a kunik, this book celebrates the unique bonds shared between mothers and babies.
With compelling visual sophistication and infographics about all aspects of sight, this volume joins Sound: Shhh . Bang . Pop . Boom! as far more than just a groundbreaking introduction to our vivid, sensory world! At once an immediately accessible, science-intensive illumination of an endlessly fascinating subject as well as a sensitive exploration of how sight essentially impacts our everyday lives.
A lyrical moment between parent and child in a boat on a river unfolds into an examination of the water that surrounds them, and the nature and life sustained by it: “It’s only oxygen and hydrogen. Simple as could be, and yet nothing means more to life as we know it.” Arai’s lush art and Osada’s evocative poetry, beautifully translated from Japanese by David Boyd, work together to enchant readers and refresh their spirit, opening their eyes to the wonders of water, the universe, and life.
Pastoral and surreal, the seven short tales in this collection are a celebration of the senses, and of the harmony that can exist between a gentle creature such as Sato the Rabbit and the natural world. Whether it’s a pillow of cool, fresh water offered to him for a nap by the spring on a blisteringly hot day, a fragrant floral air float to carry him and his dreams, a hole in his hat, through which he discovers a midsummer forest full of singing cicadas, or a moon basket, nature’s offerings are a bounty to be marveled at and enjoyed. The second book in a whimsical trilogy from Japan, this collection of stories invites readers to embrace the wonders of nature, the transportive power of the senses, and the transformation of the imagination. Because, as Sato shows us, the beauty that we see in the world is actively created by the eyes which perceive it and the imagination that conceives it.
It unexpectedly arrived. It brushed passed someone in the street. It weaves its way in and out of people on the street. It catches people completely unawares. But what is this It? They call It happiness! In this outstanding book, award-winning illustrator and author Beatrice Alemagna captures the pure pleasure of embracing the small things in life. Following in the footsteps of A Lion in Paris, the striking and poignant illustrations bring this sensitive story to life.
Readers will be astounded and amused by this introduction to the strange and amazing world of seeing, hearing, and smelling in the animal kingdom.
Tip-toe into the pages of this exquisitely illustrated book and dig, squish, and splash your way to discover the many secrets and delights of our toes.
Questions the child’s perception of each sense. Written in both English and Spanish.
¡Puedo hacerlo! es el mensaje alentador que transmite a los niÑos este divertido libro interactivo ilustrado. Una diversidad de animales conocidos, representados a travÉs de collages Ilenos de color, invita a los pequeÑos a imitar sus travesuras moviendo la cabeza y las caderas, dando palmadas y golpes en el suelo o simplemente moviendo los dedos del pie.
Los movimientos sugeridos en este libro han sido cuiclaclosamente escogidos de manera que sirvan como ejercicios para cada una de las partes del cuerpo. Mientras juegan, los niÑos adquirirÁn destrezas importantes como escuchar con cuiclado, concentrarse, comprencler la palabra hablada, seguir instrucciones, aceptar retos y controlar los movirnientos cle sus cuerpos.
Las risas cle placer no dejaraÁn de oirse mientras los niÑos (¡y los mayores tambiÉn!) participan en el juego.
“La alegrÍa y el placer de aprender y de crecer siempre son parte de los libros de Eric Carle. De la cabeza a los pies no es una excepciÓn, pero quizÁ sea excepcional por el hecho de que insta a los niÑos a ‘moverse’ literalmente a medida que leen el libro. Ahora, ademÁs de escuchar, imaginar, descubrir, sentir y pensar, los niÑos pueden ser parte de la acciÓn. Es como si Eric Carle dijera a su manera, ‘Ven a jugar conmigo'”.