This is my favorite cloud. . .because it's the one I am watching.
This is my favorite tree. . .because it's the one where I'm swinging.
This is my favorite tooth. . .because it's the one that is missing.
Follow a little girl as she takes you on a tour through all of her favorite things, from the holes she digs to the hugs she gives in Now, a clever and poignant picture book by award-winning artist Antoinette Portis.
A Neal Porter Book
About the Author
Antoinette Portis is the author of many inventive books, including Not a Box, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Geisel Honor Book. She is the recipient of a Sendak Fellowship. Froodle is her first book for Roaring Brook Press. Ms. Portis lives in southern California.
FIVE STARRED REVIEWS FOR NOW!
*"Portis perfectly captures how children experience the world, the immediacy and magic of it all; exuberant and quiet, simple and complex, and extremely satisfying." - Kirkus Review, starred review
*"Thoughtful without being preachy and meditative without being boring, Now should prove to be a favorite for today—and well into the future."—Horn Book, starred review
*"This childlike ode to the delights of living each moment to the fullest is an absolute charmer and, like Portis’s Wait, may even encourage adults to notice and relish the world around them. An essential purchase for group and individual sharing."—School Library Journal, starred review
*"Sweet, charming and destined to be a favorite."—Shelf Awareness, starred review
*"Cozy and subtly profound, this is perfect for one-on-one sharing."—Booklist, starred review
This book perfectly captures cousins, especially in mixed-race families. Reading it I was immediately brought back to the early days of interacting with my cousins and noticing the differences between their family and mine. Also reminiscent of the Caldecott Honor, When the Relatives Came. Truly a book I wish I could have had when I was growing up. - Jessica