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A Way with Wild Things
Poppy Ann Fields loves bugs and feels more comfortable outdoors than with other people until a special bug lands on Grandma Phyllis's birthday cake. Includes a glossary of insects.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Ohhhh Poppy Ann Fields stole my heart from page 1. With her adorable glasses and groovy ways of blending into the scenery when people are around - she is SO cute! I love the differentiation of wallflower and wildflower and all that implies. A cute story for those interested in what's found in the backyard, too. The COOL glossary in the back of Poppy's Bug Friends is informative as well as fun.
Poppy is a little girl who loves bugs and spending time alone outside. Around other people, she tends to fade into the background, disappearing into the potted plants and the wallpaper. At her Grandma Phyllis 100th birthday party, Poppy hides in the bushes. She enjoys watching the party from there, seeing the different people as colorful leaves. When a dragonfly enters the party, it lands on the birthday cake, and Poppy claps her hands in joy. One of her relatives leans in and calls her a ...more
Thank you to Bloomsbury Childrens Books for proving #collabookation with a copy of A Way With Wild Things by Larissa Theule and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Poppy is a young girl, who sees and hears the world through her knowledge of bugs. Being in nature with roly-polies, cicadas, ants, spiders, ladybugs, and dragonflies is where she is most comfortable. She struggles with the being out in the world where crowds our and does her very best to literally blend into the world around her. At her ...more
This is such a sweet story about being shy. The illustrations are beautiful, especially the spread where Poppy imagines everyone as flowers (I flipped back and forth a few times to compare). The story flows nicely. Great read-aloud for 4-7 y/o.
A story about having a knack with nature, a story about a young girl who is a little anxious in the "real world" and finally how she might have been a wallflower once, but now she is a wildflower! Lovely illustrations and a fun hide-and-seek aspect as well.
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