Catch the Sky

A picture book by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Emily Dove.

Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Emily Dove

In the vein of Jack Prelutsky and Dennis Lee comes a celebration of the sky with thirty zippy poems that will lift your spirits and let your imagination soar.

Award-winning children's poet Robert Heidbreder captures the magic and beauty of all the things kids around the world observe when looking up, from birds and balloons to snow and shooting stars. These pocket-sized poems are perfect for sharing the natural world, and the bright, joyful images by Emily Dove depict the delight of children from all cultures, cheering and connecting with the sky we all share. (From Greystone Kids)

Robert Heidbreder is a children's poet and author from Vancouver who has been writing children's books for over 30 years. He has published 18 children's books, including A Sea-Wishing Day, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance, Don't Eat Spiders and Our Corner Store. He wrote the children's poem It's 7 p.m.! for CBC Books' Transmission series about life during COVID-19.

Emily Dove is an American author and illustrator.

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