Look and Listen: Who's in the Garden, Meadow, Brook? (Hardcover)
A guessing game in a book that celebrates the curiosity and delight of a jaunt through a garden, meadow, and alongside a brook.
A child steps outside and strolls along, taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Rhythmic, rhyming text tracks his journey through a garden, meadow, and next to a brook, introducing a new color and animal found in that ecosystem with every turn of the page, transforming an ordinary walk into a feast for the senses.
Complete with material that explains the rich variety of wildlife and natural habitats found in the book, author Dianne White’s playful text is paired with the vibrant collage artwork of Amy Schimler-Safford, making for an exciting read-aloud and guessing game for budding nature lovers.
About the Author
Dianne White is the author of numerous children’s picture books, including the award-winning Blue on Blue, Who Eats Orange?, Green on Green, and Winter Lullaby. As a child, she loved reading books, playing music, and learning new languages. Years later, as a teacher, all three favorites followed her into the classroom. By day, she read great books, sang, and even taught kids who were learning English for the first time. At night, she worked on picture books, which she now has the pleasure of doing full time. She lives in Arizona. Visit her at diannewrites.com
Amy Schimler-Safford has illustrated several books for children, including Inky’s Great Escape: How a Very Smart Octopus Found His Way Home, and Hidden City: Poems of Urban Life. She started her career in textile and surface design. She now illustrates children’s books and lives on a lake in Georgia with her family and lots of country critters, all of whom provide Amy with a constant source of amusement and inspiration. Visit her at amyschimler.com
★ "The question-and-answer format of the book is well suited to the intended audience. . . . The gloriously colorful artwork evokes a perfect summer day in the country and reminds us to use all our senses to notice and appreciate the signs of life that surround us. A lovely companion book for families planning a nature walk or hike and an excellent curriculum resource for preschool and primary grades."—School Library Journal, Starred Review