Portland local Emily Winfield Martin writes with the kind of soft-but-radical hope that I expect from a Mike Schur television show. Her dreamy, inspiring artwork — somehow both vintage and incredibly new — elevates her books from great to excellent, and This Is a Gift for You is no exception. It’s exactly what I needed to read in the midst of a very tough stretch of time. Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A stunning companion to the best-selling and beloved The Wonderful Things You Will Be, this picture book celebrates how we say I love you with gifts as heartfelt as a daisy, as magical as a dream, and as comforting as a place to belong. It is a poetic tribute to the simple joys of life and nature, and a reminder that the greatest gift we have is time spent together.
The gift of quiet
and the gift of loud,
your hand in my hand
out in a crowd.
New York Times bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin joyously and thoughtfully shares the different ways of giving and loving. Like a beautifully wrapped gift, life's every day moments are precious: in both the little things and the big things, we can all find wonder. From a feather, to a hug, to a sunset, this book captures these gifts within its pages to remind readers how much they are loved, and how incredible this world we share is.
A meaningful gift for any occasion or holiday, and a stand-out for birthdays, graduations and other milestones, with its loving and inspiring message: But this is a gift, here, just you and me.
This Is a Gift for You is perfect for little ones (and those who read to them!) who love The Wonderful Things You Will Be and are looking for more magic, inspiration, and unconditional love from the pen and paintbrush of Emily Winfield Martin.
"Martin has established herself as a picture-book maker with a talent for writing verses befitting sincere, heartfelt greeting cards. This title reaffirms that writerly gift in the best of ways as it delivers rhyming lines that describe simple pleasures and intangible treasures that define relationships and enrich a person's life."
About the Author
#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Winfield Martin is the author and illustrator of picture books and middle grade titles: Dream Animals, Day Dreamers, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, The Littlest Family's Big Day, Oddfellow's Orphanage, Snow and Rose, and The Imaginaries. Emily is known to wander in the woods whenever she can. She lives in Portland, Oregon in a little house with a hobbit door and lots of bookshelves. You can find her at emilywinfieldmartin.com.
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