Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"Today I Am a River" - a bookwrap



Today I Am a River

by Kate Coombs

illustrated by Anna Emilia Laitinen

"Bright, lyrical poems and lovely illustrations encourage children to immerse themselves in the natural world."

Today I am sunlight!
Heart happy,
as a yellow bird
flying to the top
of the sky,
shining and calling
I am sunlight! "


* Reading Age:  4-8 years

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Sounds True

* Pub. Date:  April 18, 2023

* ISBN-10:  1683649826

* ISBN-13:  978-1683649823

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 

The Book

Kids should be exposed to beautiful poetry and art as part of their reading experience.  The ebb and flow of playful, creative, rhyming language included in "Today I Am a River" is a celebration of the natural world. 

Kids can use their imagination and creativity as they make believe they are a snake, skunk, wind, sunlight, or even a stone, just to name a few.  

" Poetry can be a powerful teaching tool, helping kids improve their literacy.  It can also allow writers to express their emotions and allow readers to connect to those emotions.  Poetry is also connected to aesthetics, or the exploration of what is beautiful in the world." --  https://study.com

"Today I Am a River" is a lovely book to share at bedtime or any quiet time.  It is inspirational and empowers kids to open up their eyes and imaginations to see their world from other perspectives.  I love the book and highly recommend it.    

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Kate Coombs is the author of numerous books for children, including Water Sings Blue, Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems, and the Little Naturalists board book series. She has taught K-12 as well as college and currently works as a reading specialist for students with dyslexia. Kate loves the trees in Sequoia National Park and the clouds over the valley in the western United States where she lives. For more, visit katecoombs.com.

About the Illustrator

Knitting, gardening in my tiny allotment, walking, running, bicycling, swimming (preferably in a lake, in a sea or in a river), hiking, camping and peeking behind new corners are filling my free time. Preferably with dear friends. My last travels have been to the closest berry & mushroom forests and to Finnish lighthouse islands. I sing in a folk choir and read books and talk about them in a reading club.

I love to sleep in a tent, the best dreams are seen there.

My great-grandmother was also called Anna Emilia and she was born to a maritime pilot father on a lighthouse island.

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