SPLASH! A LITTLE BOOK ABOUT BOUNCING BACK written and illustrated by Maria Van Lieshout

January 5, 2009 at 5:13 pm Leave a comment

splashA doleful seal, Splash is having a bad day when everything seems to be going wrong.  Splash tells the sun not to bother to rise, feels sorry for himself, and cries, “Why Me?”  When he realizes he actually causes the sun not to rise, he can’t believe what an impact a negative attitude does.  He pushes and bounces it father back into the sky where it belongs.  As he does the sun shines brighter, and Splash returns to his happy, joyous self.  This simple story is a tender metaphor and speaks to all ages about coping with life’s up’s and down’s, and the blues. The charcoal, pen and watercolor illustrations are simple and beautiful.  This book could easily be a storytime winner, or a one-on-one favorite. 

Picture Book

Highly recommended- Anne Beier- Hendrick Hudson Free Library

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