Daniel Finds a Poem.( Ages 3 to 6)
By : Micha Archer
Publisher : Nancy Paulsen Books ( Feb.,2016)
A celebration of poetry through wonders of nature! Daniel, a little boy who visits the park often, feels the beauty of nature all around him everywhere, and he relishes every bit of it -although he does not know what poetry means! A notice about a poetry reading, pasted on the park gates evokes his curiosity.
A spider weaving a web covered in dew drops reminiscent of a multi-colored beaded chain, tells him, "To me, poetry is when morning dew glistens." To the squirrel "it is crisp leaves crunching." A frog living in the solitary crystal waters tells him that poetry is " a cool pond to dip in." As days pass, on each day, from his imaginary conversation with an animal friend he learns a bit of poetry . And little Daniel discovers that poetry is all around him, as he gathers up one for himself. Young readers may learn to appreciate their surroundings with a different view point and with Daniel`s help they may try to explore the beauties and mysteries of language.
Absolutely mesmeric, spot-on illustrations of Micha Archer and her lyrical text, carry this enchanting story-line right into the reader`s heart. Her vivid and brilliant, yet richly detailed illustrations are a combination of paint and collage.
Such a delightful beginning to Spring reading! This is discovering poetry though glorious heartfelt illustrations of nature and -if one goes even further- through animal habitats as well!