PPBF: You Belong Here

youbelongherecoverAuthor: M.H.Clark
Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault
Publisher: Compendium, 2016
Age: 2-5
Themes: animals, poetry, stories in rhyme
Opening: The stars belong in the deep night sky and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by and I belong here with you.
Summary: (from the publisher) This classic bedtime story journeys around the world, observing plants and animals everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong. Perfect for new babies, adoptive families, or for sharing with loved ones of any age. .

youbelonghere1Why I like this book: Lyrical rhyme that flows over the pages, softly, gently and so smoothly you feel like you’re floating along with the poem! Arsenault manages to keep her signature red discreetly yet powerfully. Ahhh…

YouBelongHere2.jpgResources/Activities: discuss other animals, plants or things that belong together and why.youbelonghereFor more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.


16 thoughts on “PPBF: You Belong Here

  1. Arsenault and Applehans are two of my A-list illustrators of the moment. Well, at least I have them shelved that way. Saving the Z shelf space for Zoch (unhypenated).

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  2. I just pulled my copy of this book off my shelf. I knew I had to buy this book within minutes of reading it. The word choices by M.H. Clark are carefully chosen and thoughtful. The watercolor illustrations match the feeling of the text, and the paper the pusher chose to print this book on is slightly heavier in both weight and texture. All in all, this book is a treasure. Thank you for this lovely review.

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