A Meditation Through the Imagination
The warm spring weather is finally here and we are celebrating with Grains of Sand by Sibylle Delacroix, published by OwlKids Books. It is a simply gorgeous book perfect for the littlest of littles and the oldest of vacation lovers.
When two children arrive home after a vacation at the beach they feel “as blue as the sea”. When they realize that they have brought some of the beach home, trapped in their shoes, they decide to plant it and go on an incredible journey through the imagination to figure out what will grow.
This book is a beautiful mediation through the imagination, leading to questioning and discovering and storytelling. What do you think will grow if you plant beach sand? The incredible illustrations in black and white with yellows and blues scattered in evoke all the beachy feelings we experience when we are out on vacation and free from the constraints of the daily routine. The colour palette also brings the feelings we long for when our vacation comes to an end. It is there where we can find a “field of umbrellas, and a forest of pinwheels”. Sibylle Delacroix uses the most incredibly descriptive language, you don't even need the pictures of the book to see the story unfold. Definitely a book to have on hand upon returning from vacation or perhaps to even bring with you.