Can You See It? (Sensing Your World) (Hardcover)
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From bestselling author Susan Verde comes a new series exploring the five senses through a mindfulness perspective, highlighting how they allow us to appreciate the world around us
When I am busy—
moving through my day, watching where I go—
looking shows me what is right in front of my eyes.
But when I slow down—
find stillness, and notice with patience and curiosity—
I can see. Seeing shows me more . . .
Gracefully written by Susan Verde, bestselling author of the I Am books, and winsomely illustrated by Juliana Perdomo, the Sensing Your World series teaches little ones to experience the world around them more deeply, using the five senses to find joy, connection, and beauty in the small, everyday moments. Can You See It? encourages us to look closer to see deeper: not just with our eyes, but with our whole hearts.
About the Author
Susan Verde is the bestselling author of I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, I Am Human, I Am Love, I Am One, I Am Courage, I Am Me, The Museum, and You and Me, all illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, as well as the Feel-Good Fairy Tales books, illustrated by Jay Fleck, and Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. In addition to writing, she teaches kids yoga and mindfulness. Susan lives with her three children and their menagerie of pets in East Hampton, New York.
Juliana Perdomo is a Colombian illustrator and writer with a background as a psychologist and art therapist. Her work is joyful and heartfelt, folkish, and a bit retro, with a Latin touch. She has illustrated a number of children’s books, including El Cucuy Is Scared, Too! by Donna Barba Higuera. Perdomo lives in Bogotá, Colombia, with her amazing son, Luca, her rocker partner, Iván, and a funny old dog named Menta.
“Warm guidance. Verde is well established as a writer skilled at introducing concepts of mindfulness to young readers. Much good to see here.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Perdomo's digital art employs a sunny palette that reflects the joyful tone of the text… will be welcomed by anyone curious to see the world with fresh eyes.”
“What’s the difference between regarding something and truly seeing it?... Verde (the I Am series) answers this question via accessible examples that also introduce mindfulness techniques… Crisp, folk art–flavored digital illustrations skillfully move between observations straightforward and beyond... Bold colors and kinetic swirls of images help covey a sense of wonder in the everyday.”
— Publishers Weekly