In this evocative and playful companion to their New York Times-bestselling picture book How to Read a Book, Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander teams up with poet Deanna Nikaido and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet to celebrate the magic of discovering your very own poetry in the world around you.
with a question
like an acorn
waiting for spring.
From this first stanza, readers are invited to pay attentionâand to see that paying attention itself is poetry. Kwame Alexander and Deanna Nikaidoâs playful text and Melissa Sweetâs dynamic, inventive artwork are paired together to encourage readers to listen, feel, and discover the words that dance in the world around themâpoems just waiting to be written down.
Author's note. Illustrator's note. Full-color illustrations were created using watercolor, gouache, mixed media, handmade and vintage papers, and beach pebbles.