You Might Find Yourself

Thames & Hudson. Sept. 2020. 36p. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781760760335.
PreS-Gr 2–Snaith takes readers on a meditative journey through the world, celebrating all the possibilities of imagination “while on life’s path.” These are inspired by Australia’s natural wonders and the author’s own children. Snaith’s mixed media collage and mosaic artwork is vibrantly rendered with texture and dimension that almost pops off the page. End notes include items that can be found in each spread, as well as giving prompts for using “your imagination to make the world better” that range from planting trees and picking up plastic litter to writing a short story or learning about Indigenous culture. Throughout, the protagonist is portrayed meeting “many friends,” from a king and queen eating green beans to a Didgeridoo player wearing a shirt with the Aboriginal flag. A great gift for someone of any age embarking on a new journey, educators and caregivers will find this book particularly useful and reassuring in periods of change.
VERDICT Recommended for most collections, to inspire reflective discussions about all the paths that are available to children, present and future.

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