Inspired by a series of love notes I created for Davis while he was in preschool, If You Listen asks its readers to get curious about the stories nature has to share with us. From the tales a tiny seed is telling to the wisdom the summer rain offers. From secrets the ocean tides are sharing to the stories that permeate the multitude of stars twinkling in the night sky, If You Listen repeatedly encourages all of us to take the time to listen.
This message of listening to nature, and the wisdom it offers, is both timely and timeless. Today, more than ever, the earth needs us to be mindful of how our actions impact all of nature. Disappearing habitats, endangered species, diminishing air and water quality – all of these are issues that are asking for our attention. If You Listen brings this message of listening to nature beautifully and gently to the youngest of readers.
Text and Illustrations © 2017 Erin B. HughesFormat: Softcover, perfectbound