In a series of short verses, Alice Walker praises the world around her: “There is a sky/ At the end of my Eye/ Seeing Me.” “There is a dance/ That lives In my bones/ Dancing Me.” “There is a song/ Deep in/ My body/ Singing/ Me.”
Appropriately one of the verses is “There is a poem/ In the cradle/ Of my Soul/ Rocking me.” The pictures by fabulous Stefano Vitale capture the joy of the young girl as she celebrates her life and the glory of the Earth.
Walker writes in an Afterword that this book came about because one day she was out walking, and it was so beautiful, “the wonder of myself as part of all this overcame me.” She went home and wrote this book, “which was not a book then, but a thank you note.”
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, 2006
Reading level: Ages 1 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages