Taking Time

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Taking Time, which is written and illustrated by Jo Loring-Fisher, is a picture book featuring children from all across the globe taking the time to notice the beauty, mystery, and wonder of this great Earth. While one young child from India listens closely to the song of a nearby bird, another gathers the fallen petals of a Japanese cherry blossom. Still another watches with reverence as a spider builds her home in Nepal, and a little girl in Norway contemplates the enormity of the magnificent night sky. Others share their own glorious wonders from Egypt, Tanzania, China, and more. Each one taking the time to notice the majesty around them.

This is a gorgeously written and illustrated book. It’s written in poetic form and captures the amazing beauty that we can find in our world if we just take the time to observe it. The author creatively weaves authentic keepsakes across the pages of this culturally rich masterpiece. Children can search for them throughout and match them to the corresponding countries on the map enclosed.

While the reading level of Taking Time is approximately second grade, this beautiful picture book is likely to appeal to little ones as young as five and as old as nine or ten. Elementary school teachers and librarians will find this text a wonderful addition to their classrooms and libraries.”

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Author Jo Loring-Fisher
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Publish Date 2020-04-07
ISBN 9781911373087 Buy this Book
Issue June 2020
Category Children's


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