The World Is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings

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11.0 X 9.1 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Linsey Davis is a New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning journalist. She anchors World News Tonight on Sunday as well as ABC News Live Prime, which is ABC News Live's first-ever streaming evening newscast. She is a correspondent for World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline and is also the bestselling author of several children's books including The Smallest Spot of a Dot, The World Is Awake, One Big Heart, Stay This Way Forever, and How High is Heaven. Linsey lives in New York with her husband and son, who is her biggest inspiration. You can follow her on Instagram @linseytdavis.

Lucy Fleming, a New York Times bestselling illustrator, has been an avid doodler and bookworm since childhood. She never quite grew out of having her head in the clouds, daydreaming. She specializes in children's book illustration where her love for designing quirky characters meets her passion for storytelling. Lucy lives and works in a small town in England with a cup of ginger tea in hand and her cat close by.


This lovely book extends the uplifting sentiment of Psalm 118:24 by following a pair of siblings through their day, and framing the story with the Bible verse itself: 'This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.' A little brown-skinned girl and her brother (the boy narrates) look outside onto a yard alive with butterflies, dragonflies, grasshoppers, and bees. The rhyming text moves the reader with the children from inside to outside, with the trees and houses leaning toward one another in a reassuring way. Next is a trip to the zoo with their parents, followed by a visit to a farmer's market, a bountiful dinner of fruits and vegetables, prayer, a book, and bed. The centerpiece of the book, in which the children, visiting the zoo, gaze through glass at animals--predator and prey--standing next to each other, will remind many adult readers of the Eden-like Peaceable Kingdom paintings by American artist Edward Hicks. This is indeed an Edenic appreciation of the world. --Connie Fletcher--Booklist Magazine!