Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Happy Book Birthday, Little Muir's Song by John Muir, Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani

by John Muir
Illustrated by Susie Ghahremani
Yosemite Conservancy
Board Book
ages 0 to 3

This playful book invites children to ramble through rolling hills, climb friendly trees, and listen to bird song on the breeze as they follow along with famed conservationist John Muir's lyrical prose and award winning illustrator Susie Ghahremani's irresistibly cheerful paintings.

With creatures to spot and small adventures to follow, Little Muir's Song takes young readers on a journey of appreciation for the natural world.


The love of nature and the world around us radiates from every page.

This is a sweet, little board book, which simply celebrates nature and invites young listeners (and older readers) to join in on the wonder of life. It's poetic and yet, not difficult to understand. The beauty beams from every page as nature turns into a sheer joy, which not only surrounds but flows through on an inner level.

Nature lovers will enjoy this read and instantly understand the meaning behind the song. But then, even others will be drawn in and meet the verses on a personal level. It illustrations the connection between nature and people, while building respect and love.

The illustrations are simple and match perfectly to the text. Little Muir wanders through forests and mountains with a contagious joy. There's a lovely modern touch, which draws in and makes it a delight to gaze at the scenes.

And here they are...

The Author...
John Muir was the first modern environmentalist. His famous spirit of adventure adn his persuasive writings led directly to the world-wide national parks movement.

The Illustrator...
Susie Ghahremani's Stack the Cats was named a Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year. Her picture book What Will Grow? received starred reviews and appeared on the Texas Library Association's 2x2 Reading List. Susie designs and develops a whimsical stationery and gift brand, boygirlparty, and has a popular store on Etsy. She lives and creates art in San Diego, Claifornia where she served as the ambassador for San Diego's Independent Bookstore Day.

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