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A Brain Pickings Favorite Children's Book of 2019
Experience the power of listening to your heart, paying attention, love, and empathy in Listen, a simple and tender picture book by Holly M. McGhee and Pascal Lemaitre, the creators of the New York Times bestseller Come With Me.
The buoyant verses and gentle art show you how to connect with the whole world. From exploring your sensorial surroundings—what you see, breathe, hear, taste, and feel—to becoming aware of our shared experiences.
About the Author
Holly M. McGhee is the author of the middle-grade novel Matylda, Bright & Tender, an Amazon, Bank Street, and ABC Best Book of the Year, as well as the bestselling picture books, Come with Me and Listen, both illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre. She divides her time between New York City, where she helps bring books she loves into the world as a literary agent, and Maplewood, New Jersey.
Pascal Lemaître is the illustrator of several books for children, including Do Not Open This Book! and New York Times bestseller Who's Got Game?, as well as the bestselling picture books, Come with Me and Listen, both written by Holly M. McGhee. His wife is the dancer-choreographer Emmanuele Phuon. They live with their daughter, Maelle, in Brussels, Belgium where Pascal is a professor at the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre.
"A sweet serenade to our shared belonging... To listen takes time, too — to learn to hear and befriend the world within and the world without, to attend to the quiet voice of life and heart alike." - Brainpickings
"A thoughtful offering, expressed in subtle poetic tempo, about shared humanity and the nourishing world." - Publishers Weekly
"Readers of all ages will love this poetic, gentle book about understanding and appreciating the universe for both its individual components and how they are intertwined with one another." - School Library Journal