All Ears, All Eyes

by Richard Jackson and Katherine Tillotson

“An owl hoots in our dim-dimming woods.” A lyrical account of activity... read more

“An owl hoots in our dim-dimming woods.” A lyrical account of activity in a forest as day turns to night is interspersed with questions that invite close observation of the gorgeous watercolor and digital illustrations with their gradually darkening palette and subtle, sometimes playful rendering of the creatures within the woods. The poetic narrative is both quiet and, like the art, playful, featuring onomatopoeia and occasional surprises. Although the varied font sizes can be confusing (and the smallest occasionally hard to see), this is a book highlighting observation and experience rather than a storied narrative: spending time on each page spread to take in the words, their sounds, and the images offers both satisfaction and delight. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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