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Kiyoshi's Walk

How do I picture it?

Kiyoshi watches his grandfather Eto write a poem. Inquisitive Kiyoshi asks him where his poem comes from. Eto asks him to go with him for a walk. On their way, they see something, and immediately Eto writes poetry about it. He does the same thing when he hears birds. He does it for everything that happens around him. But Kiyoshi finds out an answer to his question?

We picked this book based on a recommendation. Where do poems come from? Where does any imagination originate? Kyoshi's grandfather finds a beautiful way to answer that question. Children will love this walk. As an adult, one can easily resonate with questioning as a child and grandparents finding a memorable way to answer. The illustrations are charming.

Creativity starts with nurturing curiosity, and Kiyoshi's Walk by Mark Karlins, beautifully illustrated by Nicole Wong, does precisely that with little Kiyoshi's and Eto's simple yet powerful story.

Originally published: 2021

Author: Mark Karlins

Illustrator: Nicole Wong

Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (4.5), Characters (5.0) Writing Style (4.5), Illustrations (4.5) & Ease (4.5)

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