Today it is my pleasure to review a beautiful new picture book The Glint of Gold, written by Kate McGann, illustrated by Patricia Ward and published by Little Pink Dog Books. This post is part of a Books on Tour promotion.
About author Kate McGann
Kate McGann is a writer living in Central Victoria with her partner and two children. She loves to write stories that explore relationships and wellbeing. She is a life-long fossicker of nature’s treasures and is endlessly inspired by the world around her. The Glint of Gold is her first picture book. Visit Kate at her website.
About illustrator Patricia Ward
Being an only child, Patricia spent much of her time living in her imagination, bringing it to life through drawing and illustration. She loves exploring colour and playing with positive and negative spaces. Her work is vibrant and whimsical, with an underlying sense of a narrative. Patricia believes every illustration should tell a story whether it is accompanied by text or not.
You can follow Patricia on instagram and facebook or check out her website.
About The Glint of Gold
A picture book for ages 4 – 7 years
It’s there every day if you look for it. The glint of gold. It’s in the white blossom of our plum tree against a blue sky. Or the sparkles Jack Frost leaves on the drive to school…..A heart-warming story to inspire awareness, gratitude and positive thinking.
What I like about The Glint of Gold
I was immediately captivated by the title and the cover image with the sense of wonder so evident on the young girl’s face. The opening page sets the tone for the book, reminding us of the ‘gold’ that exists in the everyday.
The combination of lyrical words and exquisite images suggest places we can find gold, reawakening a sense of joy and wonder in the world around us.
But the gold is not only in what is seen. It can also be heard, smelled and touched. We are encouraged to use all our senses to appreciate what surrounds us.
The glint of gold may be different things to different people, but it is there, especially when we are aware of our surroundings.
We can even be the glint of gold in another’s day — what a wonderful thought.
How can you find the gold in your day? How can you create the gold for another?
This beautiful book encourages us all, children and adults alike, to use all our senses in appreciation of and gratitude for what we have and what surrounds us. It encourages us to be more mindful and aware of our surroundings and of others. It inspires us to create the sparkles of joy in another’s day. To see the world in wonder and with gratitude is a great way to live.
For an adult to have the opportunity of sharing this book with a young child, that’s gold enough for both.
I have no hesitation in recommending this book to you. It will open minds and hearts to the many places that gold can be found in the everyday, if you just look.
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