A Way with Wild Things by Larissa Theule and illustrated by Sara Palacios is a poetic and evocative story that celebrates the shy and introverted kids among us, as well as the other small creatures to be found if we look closely enough. Poppy loves nature and can be found playing with bugs, but around people she’s more comfortable blending into her surroundings. At a party, Poppy stays out of sight until a special bug lands on the cake and draws her into the spotlight. Soon, the rest of the guests notice the beautiful dragonfly and Poppy, too. Maybe she’s not a wallflower after all, but a wildflower.
“Love this book and it’s sweet message”
“This was my absolute favorite”
“I love Poppy, the main character.”
“Poppy has spunk, is smart and a bit shy. But she knows what she loves and embraces it.”
“There is a lovely intergenerational relationship and I love the glossary (and fine information) of “Bug Friends.”
“The illustrations are adorable as well. Loved this book!”