Stunning collage art full of rich color, glorious details, and a sense of wonder—reminiscent of the work of Ezra Jack Keats—illustrate this delightful story celebrating the poetry found in the world around us. What is poetry? Is it glistening morning dew? Spider thinks so. Is it crisp leaves crunching? That’s what Squirrel says. Could it be a cool pond, sun-warmed sand, or moonlight on the grass? Maybe poetry is all of these things, as it is something special for everyone—you just have to take the time to really look and listen. The magical thing is that poetry is in everyone, and Daniel is on his way to discovering a poem of his own after spending time with his animal friends. What is poetry? If you look and listen, it’s all around you!
Micha Archer is an illustrator and now an author/illustrator of two books. She worked as a Kindergarten teacher for many years where she integrated art in her classroom daily. She loved using books as teaching tools in her classroom. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Western Massachusetts. She climbs her favorite mountain behind her house all the time and loves being in her garden and orchard whenever she is not in her studio. She lived in India as a child and travels yearly to Costa Rica for several months. She speaks Spanish fluently.
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