Sometimes I Feel Like a River
Sometimes I Feel Like
Published by: Groundwood Books Ltd
Imprint: Groundwood Books
Sales Date: 2023-03-07
Published: March 2023
Imprint: Groundwood Books
Series: Sometimes I Feel Like
Page Count: 32 Pages
Illustrations: Full color throughout
Dimensions: 8.55 x 10.20
32 Pages, 8.55 x 10.20 x 0.50 in, Full color throughout
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Following the huge success of Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, this companion book is a lyrical celebration of our relationship to the natural world.
In each of twelve short poems, a child tells us how or why they feel like the sun, a river, a mountain, a cloud, the rain, a forest and more. Their deeply felt connections and identification with these wonders point to how much we are all part of the natural world. Each poem comes to life through vivid, playful illustrations that show the children immersed in their surroundings. The book serves as a gentle call to action — to notice, appreciate, preserve and protect our environment, while delighting in all its beauty.
A mindfulness activity — A Mindful Walk or Roll — invites young readers to use their senses to experience their surroundings to the fullest. Includes a brief author’s note that highlights our connections to the natural world.
Key Text Features
Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
From feeling like the sun rising early and shining one's light on the earth to feeling like thunder as one booms and roars, these beautifully written poems incorporate onomatopoeia and other elements of figurative language to showcase how and why we are connected to marvels of the world. Jose Bisaillon’s imaginative, vibrant illustrations—rendered in a mix of soft and wax pastels, cut paper, colored pencils, gouache, charcoal and digital art—dance across each double-page spread with a playfulness and simplicity that perfectly complements each poem.School Library Connection
This refreshing series of poems reminds us of the natural world we live in and creates a longing to walk amongst the trees and to lie on one’s back and ponder the sky.CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Sometimes I Feel Like a River establishes Daniel as a leading author in the mindfulness genre, a growing group of titles focused on helping kids understand their emotions and fall in love with their environments.Montreal Review of Books
Daniel and Bisaillon's splendid collaboration proves to be a powerful invitation to breathe in the great outdoors.Shelf Awareness