…and the Heavens listen. This is a “stop the presses!” moment.
Our daughter-in-law texted late last night that today at five would be a good time to read to Olivia and do music*. When Martin told me, I realized I’d need to get to the library for some new books to read. This morning I received a delivery from Amazon. At the bottom was a book I don’t even remember ordering.
I reached for What Do You Know? by sisters Aracelis Girmay and Ariana Fields (I mean with names like that they have to be magic women!), opened it, began to read, and tumbled into that special place of mine where gratitude spirals from my very depths like the best fireworks you’ve ever seen. Gratitude for these talented women, gratitude for my capacity to feel so deeply, gratitude for the years (two) and conversations (1000) that brought this book into being.
From the blurb: “What might a bear, a farmer, a historian, some goats or courage respond when love askes, ‘What do you know?’ ” Turn the page and be surrounded in wonder and astonishment. Reach the farmers’ pages and delight in the illustrations. Read the answer of courage and know that when you read this book to your children and grandchildren you will be teaching them life’s most difficult lesson in an unforgettable way.
That’s all I’ll say. Except for this: Order this book today. Visit Enchanted Lion Books. They are an amazing publisher of the art and philosopy we call children’s books.
* Martin finds incredible music videos to enjoy with Olivia. Their repetoire spans opera, Broadway, ballet and symphonies. One of their favorites is Shostakovich’s opera The Nose which contains a scene of dancing noses.
I have classified this post in three drawers: Grandlife, Bookshelf, Kids @ Heart because the book is so wonderful I don’t want anyone to miss it!