During our monthly visit to the library we like to spend time immersing ourselves in the new books the recently renovated local library has to offer. While my youngest would prefer to climb and move among the bean bags, my wife and I take a deep nostalgic delve into the colour and joy of picture books.
many of the books we read are received with undivided attention but this visit one book has really made a mark on our family as it recognizes the small things in life and this, in today’s techno-dominant world, is a notion almost forgotten. As the publishers state,
‘It’s like looking down a magical telescope at a single moment in time,…‘ (Walker Books, 2014)
Out of all the major events that occur around the world in one minute, Bob Graham cleverly draws the readers focus to the smaller things in life, the features of our lives that are really important. A child’s first steps, the innocence of a young child taking her time to make one small change to her drawing as she lies on the carpet or the interaction occurring between two youngster through a fence.
It’s quite a touching book and one I thought worth sharing. So, go out and get it and on the way stop to take in all the wonderful things that your family and the world have to offer as quite often it is the small things in life that can turn and ordinary day into an extraordinary one.
Another excellent book was recently shared with me that could encourage the same type of deeper connection with life. The books is called Doug Unplugged and it follows the journey of a robot who eventually plugs into the world around him.
Walker Books. (2014). Retrieved March 01, 2016, from http://www.thebookchook.com/2014/05/childrens-book-review-silver-buttons.htm