2 June 2019
Zaro Weil’s poems are simple-seeming and fun to read, the language exuberant and with a wonderful sense of delight in nature — rivers, mountains, stones, trees, weather — but they have an underlying seriousness and are full of ideas about the environment that will give children lots to think about. My 7-year-old loves it and keeps talking about the poems and asking questions. Junli Song’s gorgeous colourful illustrations make it a lovely book to look at, too. This is a highly original, timely and really important book that will encourage children’s awareness of all life on our planet and how it is changing.