“Wild is tiny and fragile and sweet-baby new. It pushes through cracks and crannies and steals back forgotten places…”
My daughter and I revisited Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin today while preparing for our first camping trip of the season. Filled with questions, wonder, and gorgeous language, it challenges children to think about the concept of ‘the wild’ in a multi-sensory way. Raised in an area bursting with wild spaces, it sings the beauty of all the hidden and secluded spaces I cherish. But it also dares us to look for wild in the places we least expect and to never underestimate its strength, even when it seems to have disappeared. Go out and discover it today...
“This is my favorite breeze. This is my favorite leaf. This is my favorite hole (this one) because it’s the one I am digging…”
Right now, we are loving this picture book by Antoinette Portis…Now. Fitting, since the story is all about celebrating the joy of the present moment. It beautifully captures a child’s gift to be all in, loving most the activity she is doing right now. Loving best the taste he is tasting right now. No comparing. No planning. Just this wonderful moment. This lovely story also reminds us to join our children in that moment, heart, body and soul…even as we read the book. That was my daughter’s favorite part. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!