Hello Sacred Life & Hello Sacred Creatures (Kim Krans)

Hello, friends! Our books today are Hello Sacred Life and Hello Sacred Creatures by Kim Krans, a set of mystic-themed board books that explore the wonders of the natural world.

Hello, sacred honey bee. Hello, sacred sun. Using simple salutatory phrases and strikingly vivid artwork, this set of board books takes a peaceful journey through nature for the youngest of bookworms. In Hello Sacred Life, readers greet elemental facets of nature, such as the moon, water, fire, darkness, and light. In Hello Sacred Creatures, readers meet a number of beautiful creatures of the earth, like giraffes, penguins, hummingbirds, and polar bears.

Very pretty. Known for her popular The Wild Unknown series of artwork and oracle decks, Krans uses her style of highly-detailed line illustrations over riotously brilliant watercolor backgrounds to create a visual treat for readers young and old. While the text is not particularly substantive, the art is engaging and rich, and feels very unique to the genre. For families whose spirituality leans towards the natural world, these titles will be especially valuable, as both emphasize the sanctity of nature. One quibble: the back cover description of Sacred Creatures describes the featured species as “endangered,” though only a fragment of them are actually classified as such; it’s slightly misleading, especially for those who might be in search of titles that cover endangered or threatened species. Otherwise, these are beautiful and vibrant books that little ones will enjoy; the lengths are perfect for very quick storytimes, and JJ liked them both a lot. We absolutely recommend them – Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of these books were provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

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