An Underwater Meditation
Deep Underwater by Irene Luxbacher, published by Groundwood Books is a beautifully poetic meditation.
Sophie lives by the sea and invites the reader to come and explore the depths with her. She encourages us to dive down deep underwater to discover all of the secrets the sea has in store.
Irene Luxbacher has created a visually stunning picture book filled with such richness you will need to read Deep Underwater again and again to see all the illustrations have to offer. It’s a perfect book for when you need to wind down from an activity. It reads like a meditation to calm the mind and the soul and to help the reader gather strength for the rest of the day. It’s also perfect for bedtime, to help settle into dreamland with beautiful images to fuel your dreams. The authorstrator uses a variety of media to create the striking page spreads throughout the story, so gorgeous you will want to frame it. I love how this book is not only a great story perfect for all ages, but it’s also filled with beautiful imagery to spur discussion and investigation into the ocean and the creatures who inhabit it’s depths.