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Title: Outside In
Author: Deborah Underwood
Illustrator: Cindy Derby
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing
Publication year: 2020
Brief Summary: From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-“Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors.”
Ideas for using this book in classroom or library –I think this book could be used for young children to teach them that going outside is part of what keeps us healthy (just as eating and exercising correctly are a part).
Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it –I loved the watercolor illustrations that seem to almost move in each illustration. I found it interesting (this was noted in the back of the book) that Derby used dried flower stems and thread soaked in ink to create some of the lines in her illustrations.