How Would It Feel?

How Would It Feel?

Illustrated by: Anna Mycek-Wodecki
Takes children on an imaginative journey, inviting their personal exploration of all aspects of nature

• Presents a series of fantastic hypothetical questions that encourages children to imagine an intimate and playful relationship with the natural world

• Contains vivid and intricate full-color illustrations to spark the imagination

• For children ages 4 to 6

In How Would It Feel? Mary Beth Goddard takes children on a journey of fantastic proportions, inviting them to imagine a playful interaction with the natural world. How would it feel to ride on a breeze . . . splash down with the rain . . . play tag with the sun . . . or wake up in a flower? Children and parents alike will have an opportunity to view the world from widely varying perspectives, such as high in the sky or deep under the sea. But the final stanza provides reassuring closure, returning children to the safety of home: "It’s time to go back / to your own bed and rest, / back to the family / who loves you the best."

The repeated poetic phrasing beginning each passage provides early reading skill development, and the vivid and intricate details in the watercolor artwork successfully extend and amplify the text, inviting many hours of exploration.
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  • Bear Cub Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781591430506 | 
  • October 2005 | 
  • Grades P - 6
List Price $15.95
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Read an Excerpt

From the Dedication

To Alex
To Natalia
and all the children within us

Special thanks to Judith West, our creative editorial consultant.

How Would It Feel? was written for my son, Alex. One night before he was born, I woke up with whimsical verses on my mind. I thought it would be nice to teach my child lessons from the wonders of Nature.

I sent the verses to my friend Anna Mycek-Wodecki, who in turn spent the next two years illustrating the words; and in each illustration there appears a small magical boy . . . Alex. Anna painted her illustrations dedicating them to Alex as well as her... see more

About the Author

Mary Beth Goddard

Mary Beth Goddard wrote How Would It Feel? for her son, Alex, who has been challenged by ill health since his birth. She owns a graphic production company and lives in Wisconsin.




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