I have a
huge borderline insane addiction to Children’s Books, they are fun and creative and are imagination’s best friend. Yes, it’s true not all Children’s Books are amazing but, when you find one that is well written and illustrated with the most infinite details in place it can be so wonderful. The exciting part is sharing that perfect story with your children. Watching kids fall in love with the story just as much as you did, reading now becomes a savored moment shared with you both forever.
I recently just added a great new Children’s Book to our home and
my the kids’ Library. The book is titled, The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth written by, Chris Burkard and Illustrated by, David McCleallan. It is a beautifully written book about a boy who goes on a search for happiness while exploring and speaking with the earth. He asks the earth to show him where happiness is and the earth does exactly that.
However, the boy fails to see what the earth wanted to show him. So the boy is forced to retrace his steps before he can finally find what he is looking for. The story is simple yet has a powerful message about stopping to see what is around you and taking time to appreciate what is right in front of you. The book is a great way to open up a dialogue with your children about how to really just enjoy the clouded and their formations or the smell of the flowers. In today’s world of technology many kids are just missing the bigger picture because they are too focused on the little things they see right there. Many children today are not taught to look beyond and think bigger, this book opens up that conversation again.
The illustrations within this book are simply divine, I am so impressed with the quality and attention to detail that was used by David McCleallan. The colors a vibrant and come right out of the page and really capture the essence of the earth. I believe wholeheartedly this book deserves a nomination for a Caldecott Medal and you will agree with me as well. The Boy Who Spoke to the Earth will certainly make a wonderful gift for any young child, family or Elementary Teacher.