WAKE UP! A picture book exploring new life

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/24/baby-bugs-and-animals.html

Life is a continuing cycle of newness, then growth, and then gone: then birth and growth again. I started thinking about that theme of new life and new beginnings several years ago, and WAKE UP!, published by Candlewick Press, is the result. Working with my collaborator, poet Helen Frost, our book is about opening eyes—our own, first—and pointing to the world that’s right here, containing us all. Helen and I are both based in the US Midwest, so we started there, with a world that we didn’t need to travel far to explore, only wake up enough to actually see.


What lovely images! And a great way to inspire people to notice all the beauty and little miracles happening around us every day. You don’t need to travel the world to find strange and exotic things, just look under a brick in the garden :slight_smile:

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