If You Look Up to the Sky by Angela Dalton, illustrated by Margarita Sikorskaia
There are times when a full moon will guide you, a storm will excite you, and a big, blue sky will inspire you to believe anything is possible. These are a few of the many gifts we receive from the sky and universe when life feels scary and confusing.
Told by a grandmother to her grandchild, If You Look Up to the Sky is about the power of everlasting love and the ways the sky connects us through good times and bad. It offers a child comfort in knowing that you never need to be afraid… if you look up to the sky.
I love clear black night skies. On such a night I am often elated, and if I stop and just look up I am humbled in wonder at the vastness and beauty of the universe. Looking up at the sky helps me to remember that me and my problems are both infinitesimally small and conversely, that I am a piece of an amazing and vast universe.
Don’t these stars look like they pop off the page? AMAZING!
Just like the ocean, I adore the sky. It’s as if it’s constantly trying to teach me to remain calm whatever the situation may be. That’s the same overall message I took away from this book.
It’s the story of a young girl getting wisdom from her grandmother. Her grandmother teaches her to look to the sky when she’s feeling lost, afraid or sad. Despite having some stormy and gloomy days, the sky always remains content and at peace. If we just look up, the sky teaches us so much about life.
I want to be lying in this field right now on a warm, sunny day, don’t you? Gorgeous!
This book blew me away, truly! Not only are the words beautifully written, the illustrations are outstanding! If You Look Up to the Sky is definitely my new favorite bedtime book to read with my kids. It’s the perfect book to snuggle up and read with your kids to remind them just how special and loved they are. Great for grandparents to read with their grandchildren too…a gem!
Your turn: Do you look up to the sky when you’re feeling lost, afraid or unsure about something? Feel free to share in the comments.