Today I Am a River

Hardcover Book
Hardcover Book
Sounds True eReader (Immediate Access)
With bright, lyrical poems and lovely illustrations, children will immerse themselves in the natural world through movement, imagination, and play. As they imagine they are a river or a tree, sunlight or a snake, rain or the evening, they’ll see the world from a multitude of perspectives and develop an appreciation for the natural world.
Full Description
Bright, lyrical poems and lovely illustrations encourage children to immerse themselves in the natural world.
Today I am sunlight!
Heart happy,
as a yellow bird
flying to the top
of the sky,
shining and calling
I am sunlight!

Beautiful poetry and entrancing art inspire young readers to celebrate the natural world through movement, imagination, and play. As they pretend they are a skunk or a snake, sunlight or a stone, they will move their bodies and enjoy imaginative play.

From the creative team who brought you Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems comes a perfect book for quiet time or bedtime, as well to spark activities for story time or in the classroom. Today I Am a River empowers children to imagine the world from a multitude of perspectives other than their own and instills in them an appreciation and reverence for the natural world.
Format Details
Hardcover Book eBook
Contents Hardcover Book (32 pages) eBook (32 pages)
Dimensions 10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
Product Code BK06506 BK06506W
ISBN Number 978-1-68364-982-3 978-1-68364-983-0
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Kate Coombs

About Kate Coombs

Kate Coombs is the author of many books, including three poetry collections: Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems, Monster School, and Water Sings Blue, which won the national Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and got four-starred reviews. She has also written middle grade books, picture books, and numerous board books. Kate lives in Bountiful, Utah, where she teaches college English and works with struggling readers. Kate loves nature, especially clouds, seashells, and frogs.

Author photo © Jeff Haslam

Anna Emilia Laitinen

About Anna Emilia Laitinen

Anna Emilia Laitinen studied graphic design and illustration in Finland and Iceland. She has illustrated books, stationery, tableware, and textiles. She is the illustrator of many children’s books published in her native Finland, as well as Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems. Anna Emilia’s favorite color is the northern winter sky during sunset, and her favorite sound is waking up in a tent in a forest full of singing birds. For more, visit

Author photo © Anna Emilia Laitinen