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Outside In

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Gorgeous but moody images contrast with joy of outdoors.

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There's a lovely message here about the importance of our connection with nature, but the warmth of the words can get muddled with the moody, slightly melancholy images. Outside In helps emerging readers see that all the things they love outdoors can bring them joy indoors. Cindy Derby's watercolor illustrations, though, bring a sadness to many pages, showing the girl not happy where she is. Talking about the story as it unfolds will help the younger set understand and process their feelings, and see the beauty in the words.

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