One of the many wonderful qualities of books, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, for children or for grown-ups, is that they can offer a different perspective. We can travel to places we’ve never been before, we can get to know characters whose lives are very different from ours, or we can explore “what ifs.”
Debra Lazarus, the author and illustrator of “In the Middle of the Lake,” has crafted a picture book that is a meditative poem with detailed illustrations of trout and insects, informative facts, and suggestions for extra research and projects related to brook trout. Her story takes us away to a peaceful lake where the birds sing and the insects hum and where, for a moment or two, we can shake loose from our customary view of the world and glimpse the sunlight from the perspective of a brook trout. You can find the book app In the Middle of the Lake here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/in-the-middle-of-the-lake/id470891897?mt=8
Debra’s image “Above Below” juxtaposes these two views. What unusual perspective would YOU like to experience?