Saturday, April 22, 2017
By Diane Adams
Illustrated by Claire Keane
Chronicle Kids, 2017. Picture Book.
Springtime brings a sense of newness and excitement. Adams has created a sentimental and touching experience with this picture book. The illustrations are beautiful soft colors. The story follows a little girl who finds a baby chick which she adopts for her own. The emotions shown by this cartoon character are so vivid I found myself feeling concern and compassion for the chick and empathizing with the little girl. As the story progresses I realized each reader can interpret a deeper meaning. Adams perfectly portrays sacrifice and knowing when to let go. I related it to specific experiences and relationships in my own life and found it to be a perfect companion for the start of spring.