Feel the Fog – April Pulley Sayre

  Feel the Fog – April Pulley Sayre, Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 9781534437609, 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre: Picture Book

 What did you like about the book? This is another beautiful nature book filled with photographs by April Pulley Sayre–her previous books were Full of Fall, Best in Snow, and Raindrops Roll. With Best in Snow being one of my personal favorites, I just knew this book would be wonderful. Sayre sees the beauty in a foggy day and captures this perfectly in this book. Fog almost becomes a living character that hugs the stone, swallows a distant vista, creates silhouettes, and even plays peek-a-boo with the mountains and trees. The text is poetic and the words sometimes are placed on the page to further enhance the picture. For example, the words “wisps waft, lift aloft” are actually floating up the page. Sprinkled through the book are some facts about what exactly causes fog to form. The back few pages of the book provide even more details about fog.

Anything you did not like about the book. Nothing.

To whom would you recommend this book? This book is perfect for children between the ages of three and six, with older children probably enjoying the facts about fog a little more than the younger ones. I would especially recommend this book if children have enjoyed April Pulley Sayre’s other books about nature including Full of Fall, Best in Snow, and Raindrops Roll.

Who should buy this book? Public and elementary school libraries, preschools, daycare centers, anyone who works with children between the ages of three and six.

Where would you shelve it? Picture Books

 Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes, great addition to the other Sayre photography books about nature.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Kristin Guay, former youth services librarian.

Date of review: November 15, 2020

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