Capturing the joy of finding a kindred spirit, this stunning picture book by Newbery Honor–winning poet Joyce Sidman tells the story of a lonely girl moving into a new home and the little treefrog that helps her connect to the beautiful world around her. Perfect for fans of A Butterfly Is Patient and They All Saw a Cat.
Capturing the joy of finding a kindred spirit, this stunning picture book by Newbery Honor–winning poet Joyce Sidman tells the story of a lonely girl moving into a new home and the little treefrog that helps her connect to the beautiful world around her. Perfect for fans of A Butterfly Is Patient and They Saw a Cat.
I See You
among the tangled green
a tiny dollop of
there was only leaf
. . . Are you new here too?
When a shy girl moves to a strange new home, she discovers a treefrog perched in a secret spot nearby and learns that sometimes, all it takes to connect with the people and the world around us is a little patience, a curious mind, and a willingness to see the world through a different perspective than your own. With beautiful gouache illustrations by Diana Sudyka and magical, perceptive poems from Newbery Honor–winning author Joyce Sidman, the lives of one tree frog and the girl who discovers it converge, bringing solace, courage, and joy in finding a kindred spirit.
★ "A poignant, poetic journey to find a sense of home."—Kirkus, STARRED review
★ "Sudyka’s watercolors showcase the settings and give life to the metaphors—the changing seasons; the rich jewel tones of the frog’s surroundings; the treefrog clinging to a leaf, or “snug saddle”; and the quiet pleasures of sharing nature.... Altogether lovely."—Horn Book, STARRED review
"Sidman displays her usual gift for careful, vividly turned free verse.... Sudyka’s gouache scenes are lush and verdant, depicting the teeming richness of life in an ordinary backyard."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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