Today's Fabulous Picture Book

Welcome to the River of Grass cover Welcome to the River of Grass

by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Laura Regan

From creatures that fly to those that crawl, explore the cycle of life in the Everglades through rhythmic text and tantalizing paintings.

"Welcome to the river of grass, running green from side to side, a river that is inches deep and miles wide."

A poetic text with colorful word choices is matched by beautiful paintings in this marvelous armchair tour of the wonders of the Everglades of Florida.

The greens and golds of the bold paintings portray a mysterious quality of the swamp while the detailed depictions of the animals and birds are clear and life-like. A brief author's note shares more thoughts about the danger to this ecosystem and resources for more information.

Featured art

A painting of a small seedling sprouting from a buried nut

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