When You Breathe (Hardcover)
With mesmerizing illustrations and crisp stanzas, Farid and Renkl bring us a picture book experience that children and adults will savor on every page. I was taken with the collage-style art, and as a fellow poet loved how carefully each word was chosen for this short but sweet extended verse-poem. The glossary of terms at the end rounds out the poem well, offering concise explanations of key scientific terms related to respiration. A great choice for parents who want an opening to talk about the benefits of meditation and proper breathing with their child.— Paul Murufas
What happens when you breathe? In this beautiful book, breath—the very air, stardust, the grand molecules of the universe—blossoms in the upside-down tree in your rising chest, animating and enlivening you. And when you breathe out, you send your song out into the world.
— The NCTE Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award Committee
"Science and art combine in an appealing presentation demonstrating how breathing nourishes our bodies as part of the larger ecosystem." – Booklist