Life can be amazing, even when it seems like you’re in a dark wilderness, right? Maybe?
This book is sure beautiful, and it’s inspirational, too, in the best possible way. We’re reminded that life starts small, but it grows – plants and animals and humans, too. At our worst moments, can we think of the beauty and hope and remember what we need to care for and protect and be awed by? It’s a lot for a child to commit to on a crappy day, but it could spark some interesting conversations about the power of nature to take us outside of ourselves and our bad moments. It might not solve a big problem, but a trip outside to look at a tree or the clouds or a city-dwelling hawk circling in the sky might just give us a chance to breathe, regroup, start again.
Life by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel