One of the smallest animals in the forest offers a prayer, moving in its simplicity, powerful in its message, beautiful in its visual and literally touchable art.
As day breaks and the sun rises, the woodland night creatures prepare for sleep. The smallest among them, a tiny mouse, bows his head and recites a sweet and touching prayer:
Bless all creatures North and South,
Bless trees, and trunks, and roots, and boughs.
Bless all creatures East and West.
Bless Mama, bless Papa I love them best.
In nature paintings of rare beauty, John Butler depicts the misty, early morning woodland setting with great delicacy, detailed realism, and reverence. The flocking throughout enhances not only the loveliness of the art, but the enjoyment of young readers who will love touching/petting the appealing little mouse and all the glories of nature that surround him.
|Publisher:||Chronicle Books LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 12 Years|
About the Author
Dianna Hutts Aston has worked as a reporter, editor, and editorial writer with various Texas newspapers but decided to try her hand at picture-book writing after her children were born. Dianna lives with her family in a small town in Central Texas.
John Butler published his first book for children 25 years ago. A revered illustrator of nature, he is the artist of more than 50 books (8 of which he has also written) including the internationally bestselling While You Were Sleeping and Whose Baby am I?