Outside In - a Perfect Book For Right Now.
★ "[A] love letter to nature....Lushness without sweetness—wild, darkly romantic, and exquisite."—Kirkus, STARRED review
★ "This gorgeous celebration of nature is a stirring invitation to play."—School Library Journal, STARRED review
★ "A moving reminder that nature’s beckoning need not go unrequited." —Publisher's Weekly, STARRED review
★ "[A] gentle, unpreachy text that conveys the way modern life can be cut off from or blind to nature....Ink and watercolor art is gorgeously luminous....Perfect for an outside storytime, this will also provoke discussion among kids about their own outside/inside differentiations." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review
★ "[A] lyrical and sensory exploration of the artificial separation between indoors and outdoors....Outside In is a beguiling, thought-provoking book that thinks outside the box." —BookPage, STARRED review
From the publisher:
Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors.
Rhythmic, powerful language shows us how our world is made and the many ways Outside comes in to help and heal us, and reminds us that we are all part of a much greater universe. Emotive illustrations evoke the beauty, simplicity, and wonder that await us all . . . outside.
Why I love it - since we have been in quarantine for almost ten weeks now, the only thing keeping me sane is escaping into nature for walks. That tags right into the simple message here about how our spaces nurture our souls. Also, wowzers, that's a lot of starred reviews!!