The book Twilight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher, illustrated by Kate Kiesler is a wonderful book to use in conjunction with our Clouds and Skies Pinterest Board (found here).
This book, through eloquent text and lush paintings, explores the magic of dusk and dawn. Fletcher’s text is simple and accessible to children, yet rich in its imagery:
“With invisible arms
dawn erases the stars
from the blackboard of night.
Soon just the moon
and a few stars
The illustrations are equally appealing. The pages depict common daily activities such as early morning walks, streetlights flickering off and spiders rousing themselves from the night. The colors are calming; yet evoke all the senses as we remember the special time that passes ever so briefly each day. Use the images provided on Pinterest to compare and contrast with the words and images in the book.