Taking time to listen to a bird's song on the breeze. Taking time to gather up the blossom dancing free. Taking time to imagine the deep sounds of the sea. Taking time to cherish you . . . and cherish me.
This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to experience the wonders of nature and home.
Jo is an artist, illustrator and storyteller living in the countryside near Stonehenge in Wiltshire. She holds an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art.
"Children around the globe marvel at the simple, stunning beauty encountered in moments of everyday life. Author/illustrator Loring-Fisher has created something truly special with this picture book..... A must-have for anyone sharing books with young children--simply exquisite".--starred, Kirkus Reviews
"This calm, poetic text encourages mindfulness and appreciation of our world, reminding us to stop, listen, observe, pay attention, and take time.....When life seems to move too fast, this book's message encourages all to slow down and take in the beauty in everything".--Booklist
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