Things to Do
by Elaine Magliaro, illustrated by Catia Chien
Chronicle Books, 2017
An unassuming book that opens nature’s world to readers. Readers gently explore things to do if you are dawn, a bird, a honeybee, or even a snail. Written in a poetic voice, each section begins with “Things to do if you are..” Each section explores the subject, enlightening it with descriptors, some known by readers, some new to readers. The book invites readers to ponder the descriptions and experience them for themselves. Loose paintings rendered in acrylic, further invite readers into the story. The day ends with crickets and the moon that “Hang(s) in the darkness,” and “Dazzle(s) the night.”
A quiet book that brings awareness to, explores, and expands in detail the many things in a child’s day.