by Laurie Elmquist, Illustrated by Shantala Robinson
Orca Book Publishers
From a carrier, a baby peers out at the trail. Leaves rustle overhead, and a turtle stretches toward the sun. Everything shimmers with light, including the jeweled wings of a dragonfly and the star-shaped lilies. This delightful board book takes the reader on a hike accented by the soft sound of footsteps on the trail and grounded by the rhythmic rocking of mother and baby moving through the forest. Travel along on their serene journey with Laurie Elmquist's lyrical verse and Shantala Robinson's warmly painted collages. A beautiful book that will be treasured by anyone who loves the outdoors.
The idea of a baby in a carrier lovingly exploring the outdoors with their mother is a pleasant and soothing one, and the illustrations do a good job at displaying their happiness and the warm excitement of discovering nature, including a variety of creatures.-- Resource Links
About the Author:
Laurie Elmquist holds an MA in Literature and creative writing from the University of Windsor in Ontario and has been published in several magazines and anthologies. A teacher at Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, and an online instructor at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Laurie has served as a judge for several competitions, including the Canadian Authors Association's Literary Awards. When she's not writing, Laurie enjoys exploring the beaches of the west coast, from California to Vancouver Island.