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In the Palm of My Hand (Hardcover)
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A stunning debut picture book that teaches children about the beauty to be found in the smallest creatures and simplest pleasures nature has to offer.
On an ambling walk, a child discovers they hold the promise of larger worlds—forests and meadows—in the palm of their hand. An acorn becomes a tree within a woodland wonderland. A grain of sand becomes a sandcastle in a kingdom of imagination. By exploring nature’s tiniest details, they learn even small things, including them, contain infinite potential.
About the Author
Jennifer Raudenbush feels most alive when she’s creating stories, especially picture books and middle grade novels. Jen lives with her husband and son in eastern Pennsylvania, where natural beauty provides endless inspiration. She loves to cuddle with her pup and adventure with family.
Isabella Conti was born in Milan under the snow of a cold March, in a leap year. As a little girl, she loved drawing and painting, and she has dedicated her life to exploring the world through illustration.
“Everything in this story is connected to everything else. Every item in the book, even a grain of sand, is as beautiful in both its simplicity and complexity. Readers will close this book loving their small part of the world a little more.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This is an excellent addition to libraries that have an active children’s programming calendar, especially one that emphasizes tactile experiences which this book so colorfully explores. The overarching theme of a child’s endless need to know more is a welcome message to all curious kids, particularly those who are active in the outdoors. An appreciation of nature is sure to follow any reader who ambles through this tale.”—School Library Journal