Listen, by local author Gabi Snyder and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin, was featured recently as a Picture Book of the Week here in the store. Our staff loves the beautiful, soft illustrations that mesh perfectly with the unfolding story of a young girl learning how to “hear beyond” the daily noise of life, to something deeper and more meaningful. What is truly unique about the book is that listening is shown to be important related not just to the external environment, but also to relationships and one’s self. This precious gift of mindfulness opens a whole new world to a child. A book to share and treasure. Available in store or online.
–Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA