To all my onomatopoeia lovers out there, have we got a book for you! All Ears, All Eyes, written by Richard Jackson and illustrated by Katherine Tillotson, is an absolute beauty, both with its lyrical, sparse prose and it’s lush, evocative pictures. It is one of those bedtime stories that will have your little ones snuggling in tightly beside you as you whisper the poetic text, lulling them to sleep with its cadence.
In All Ears, All Eyes, we are taken on a musical journey from dusk to the deep, dark night. As the spreads move from golds to midnight blues, the pages come alive as various animals lend their voices to the air. Children are invited to explore each page to seek out veiled animals in the night. The book is as beautiful as it is evocative, with a quiet, steady pacing that makes it so fitting for a bedtime read. The text is soothing and melodic, the illustrations are rich, and it masterfully allows children to engage their observational skills as they search the pages for the animals who scurry through the night. What a quiet gem this is- one for which we undoubtedly raise two trunks up!
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