Awoken by his friend Owl in the quiet hours of the night, a boy ventures out to his special place in the forest. Owl is waiting there, along with Oak and Moon, and together they teach the boy about the sacred power of nature to connect all things. Filled with striking watercolor illustrations and poetic text, Wake is a quiet celebration of our bond with the natural world.
About the Author
Leah Busch is an artist from Cincinnati, OH. She has won numerous awards including for her Toast to Baby children's book series. Other illustration credits include the best-selling Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug. Shawn Dougherty is a teacher and writer in Cincinnati. She and her husband, Gary Busch, are the parents of three (including author/illustrator Leah Busch) and grandparents of five...and counting.
"Wake is rich with old-soul wisdom and young-soul wonder. I want to stay up all night till dawn for the first time in many years." —Jim Borgman, Pulitzer Prize winner and co-creater, "Zits"
"WAKE is a book to cherish and share with a child, as you, too, are invited into the interconnected world Nature offers us all." —Barbara Gray, Around Cincinnati, WVXU