I have wanted to review this book for 3 years! It eclipsed into and out of my life , then re-entered, to finally capture on this blog.
This time, the writing is not the star here - it is the illustrations. But before I go on about the art, let's look at the text.
It is presented in verse, but I think the flow is a little broken. It is a sweet sentiment, nonetheless, and has a gentleness to it, like a lullaby.
But pick up this book for the illustrations. The artist runs with the given concept, taking it further than you expected with a child's picture book. You will be glad he did, too. His selected aspects are very celestial, along with a dash of science, astrology, and art. The little character, Winter, feels transparent, like a jar full of fog. I delight in the palette, the texture and the compositions.
it is simply beautiful. Children need to appreciate unexpected beauty. Take the time and help them see it. This book is brimming with it!