Mae the Mayfly By Denise Brennan-Nelson & Florence Weiser

Back of Book:
When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she’ll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature’s most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the–sometimes scary–world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all–young and old–to be present and mindful in all we do.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Sleeping Bear Press in exchange for an honest review.
The last few weeks have been draining, overwhelming, and slightly scary. Still, I have realized how blessed I am in many aspects of my life. I have learned to enjoy every minute with the people I love. Mae the Mayfly is a creative and touching story about the importance of being mindful and present in each situation. Mae is excited to begin her day exploring her new world. But after a close encounter with a large fish, Mae isn’t sure that she wants to face the uncertainties of the world. After some pondering, she realizes that fear could hold her back from some wonderful experiences. The text is written in a rhyming scheme and flows beautifully within the pages. The illustrations by Florence Weiser are whimsical lovely. The colors jump off each page. The back of the book shares more with readers about the life and habits of a mayfly.
This is a must-have read-aloud for children.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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