Author Janet Wong recommends Forest Has a Song, written by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and illustrated by Robbin Gourley. “I love Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Forest Has a Song because it reminds me to listen and look more carefully at the whole world around me—not just the woods behind my house, but everywhere, because ‘Melody / is everywhere’ and ‘a spicy breeze’ is an ‘invitation’!”
Forest Has a Song (Clarion, 2013) is recommended for ages 6-9.
Be sure to check out Wong’s books The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations (Pomelo Books, 2015); Me and Rolly Maloo, illustrated by Elizabeth Buttler (Charlesbridge, 2010); and Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club, illustrated by Stacey Schuett (McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2004).
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