White Wild Indigo is both a children’s book and an illustrated collection of poems for adult readers. Author Jet Widick shows us that good poetry need not always be somber poetry. She does not shy away from complex subjects and sophisticated vocabulary, yet writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. White Wild Indigo is a celebration of these moments in catchy rhymes and wordplay—brought to life by Annie Moor’s bright and cheerful illustrations.
White Wild Indigo, An Illustrated Children’s Poetry Book
White Wild Indigo illustrated poetry book, hardcover, paperback and ebook, 28 pages, 9×7 inches, published September 29, 2017, ISBN 9781543911183
Author Jet Widick writes in a casual and playful tone that centers around our everyday experiences and taking delight in the present moment. Featuring a treasure trove of humorous poems about our favorite foods to glittering gems about science and art, every child who opens this book will find a whimsical world of surprises to inspire a lifelong love of poetry.
There’s a whimsy to this beautiful book that will delight any reader – and a sense of calm encouragement that makes the words memorable and affirming. I love this as a children’s book and as something I’ll pick up myself when I need a brightening, smile-inviting read. The words and images are magical.
It’s not often you find a “children’s book” that has such a wide age-range appeal! This sweet collection of poetry delivers messages of appreciating the present, taking time to step back and take a deep breath, and more lessons that children can benefit from having presented to them at an impressionable age. The coalescence of these poems with beautiful illustrations makes for a perfect read aloud that brings smiles to faces of all ages.
Jet Widick’s little collection of poems is full of positive, fun thoughts. Everything from breakfast foods, science, and art, to the great big universe and all the stars in between, there is so much positive energy out there. All we have to do is take a moment to appreciate and enjoy it. The book is intended for children, but it’s a positive booster for adults as well. A real treasure of a book, one to enjoy over and over again.