The Caldecott Honor author/illustrator team that brought readers "The Desert Is Theirs" and "The Way to Start a Day" returns with this tale of truly listening to the world around us. In "The Other Way to Listen," a young boy is eager to learn and an old man is happy to share his wisdom. Full color.
Byrd Baylor lives and writes in Arizona, presenting images of the Southwest and an intense connection between the land and the people. Her prose illustrates vividly the value of simplicity, the natural world, and the balance of life within it.
jahrn, April 4, 2012 (view all comments by jahrn)
The author has a true appreciation for nature. While others might call the desert a place of solitude, the author would say that the desert is alive and even the rocks have a story to share, if we are willing to listen. My five year old isn't quite able to comprehend this yet, but yet I see a spark of understanding in her eyes. Perhaps if I can learn to listen "the other way", I might learn more of what my own daughter is teaching me.
John Hewes, March 24, 2012 (view all comments by John Hewes)
This book is written from the perspective that life is something that flows all around us, and is we are astute enough we can learn to not only see but hear the beauty of creation.
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