As We Grow
If you are searching for a perfect gift book for a special person of any age, this is a wonderful book. At each stage of our lives, we may have anxiety about what comes next. In simple poetic language, this book takes us from babyhood to sunset years. The language is simple enough for the youngest child, yet the message is very profound. The illustrations by Richard Jones are beautiful. He is a British graphic designer who has partnered with the author on previous books. The book pages are framed with plants and creatures. The stages of life are illustrated by seasons and shifts of mood. The teen is stranded on an island as they attempt to figure out their life and “the journey to be me.” This is an expensive looking book: the cover and opening pages are die cut to reveal three stages of life. Despite the care in the design of the book, it is very affordable.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Author||Libby Walden • Richard Jones, Illustrator|
|Page Count||32 pages|
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