Friday, August 12, 2016

BLOG TOUR: What a Beautiful Morning by Arthur A. Levine


Every morning is beautiful when Noah visits his Grandparents. When Grandpa and Noah wake up, they take off singing and hardly stop: walking the dog, splashing through puddles, and eating French toast with cinnamon.

But one summer Grandpa seems to have forgotten how to do the things they love. Does he even know who Noah is?

Grandma steps in energetically, filling in as best she can. But it is Noah who finds the way back to something he can share with Grandpa. Something musical. Something that makes the morning beautiful again.
This is a story about how love helps us find even what we think is lost.


Okay, I'll admit it, this book brought tears to my eyes.  Probably because it's hard to watch the people we love get older and suddenly things aren't the way they used to be.  This story is about a young boy who loves to spend time with his grandfather singing their way through each beautiful day.  Until the day that his grandfather starts getting confused about things and can't do everything he did before.  It makes Noah sad. But with his grandmother's help and the power of a good song, Noah finds a way to still find the beauty in each day. The softly colored illustrations by Katie Kath make for a gorgeous complement to the sweetness of the story.  As Noah's grandfather gets more confused, the illustrations turn gray, but when Noah finds those beautiful moments the colors come back.  A bittersweet story that beautifully showcases the importance of and power in finding the good the life despite the challenges and changes that come our way.


8/3 MomReadIt
8/11 Bildebok


  1. Terrific sounding book and so necessary. I love the cover as well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I didn't notice the change in the colors when I read it. I'll have to look at it again tonight. This book was sad but beautiful. I enjoyed it.


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