‘Life’ by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel

Happy 2018!

Another year of reading and conversations about books coming up! Looking forward to it! Thanks for journeying together on this adventure! Can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than with an Annie Dillard quote and a children’s picture book about Life (thanks for the suggestion Nel)! Happy reading!


There is so much to love about life.

Stunning unique illustrations are a graceful backdrop for a few simple words about the wonders of being alive in the world. The narrative is honest about the ups and downs that are inevitable in life, but encourages readers to have hope–there are always new roads to take after a time in the wilderness. This is a gorgeous picture book with a good perspective on life that stresses the beauty of the natural world. A great addition to any young child’s library because it will also appeal to adults!

Rylant is an award winning children’s book author. She has written more than 100 children’s books. Here is her website.

An ardent conservationist, Brendan Wenzel is a proud collaborator with many organizations working to ensure the future of wild places and threatened species, especially within Southeast Asia. For a taste of his illustrations, here is a clip of They All Saw a Cat.

3 responses to “‘Life’ by Cynthia Rylant and Brendan Wenzel

  1. I love your reviews! And it is a delight journeying with you!!
    Nel

  2. So look forward to your posts Joanne!
    Just downloaded the delightful Book Life from the Public Library. Beautiful illustrations! Waiting for They All Saw a Cat. Thankfully we now a few more little ones in our family who love books.
    Always enjoyed Cynthia Rylant books. The Day the Relatives Came-a kindergarten favourite! Just recently came across God Got a Dog.

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