Book review: Listen, by Holly M. McGhee, illustrated by Pascal Lemaître

McGhee, Holly M.  Listen. Illustrated by Pascal Lemaître. Roaring Book Press, 2019. $17.99. ISBN 9781250318121. Unpaged. Ages 4-8. P7 Q8

Take a break and enjoy the sounds, tastes and sights all around you. Listen is a simple and sweet story that inspires youth to slow down and enjoy the world around them. From beginning to end this book teaches about sensations (look, listen, taste, touch) of the world around you in the outdoors.  Another main focus of the book is how we are all connected in nature and all share the same sky, air and sun. The main character is gender neutral and without name. Simple illustrations in pastels are very pleasing to the eye.  Easy to read with repetition of a lot of common sights words this book would also make a great book for an early reader.

Verdict: This book would be a great addition to any library at home, school or public. An all around great book with a inspiring lesson for all.

November 2019 review by Melissa Roberts.

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