Friday, September 6, 2013

How To Experience the World from a Child's Perspective

 In this "how to" book you can share with your child some familiar, as well as, unconventional ways on how to make a sandwich; how to wash your face; how to be brave and happy and so much more.  The words are few, but coupled with the pictures will take you to a somewhat nostalgic world where children play outdoors, where time slows, and modern technology is absent.  Julie Morstad's pastel drawings are large, well defined and charming.  This almost wordless picture book lends itself easily to talking about what is happening. Ask your child to describe in her own words what she sees and encourage her to try some of these how to's. Some pictures will surprise.  Some will make you laugh. My favorite is the illustration for "how to stay close."  Morstad's children are drawn with sweet, if somewhat doll-like expressions.  But it is what they are doing in a natural, uncomplicated world that will draw you in. Find How To  at your local library and discover for yourself just how to experience the world with your child.

If you like this book you might also like When you were small and When I was small written by Sara O'Leary and illustrated by Julie Morstad.

 Miss Julie

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