”Can I go play?” That just might be the most asked question by the elementary school aged version of me. And by play I meant, go outside.
Although play looks a little different for many children of today, I’m here to remind you (and myself) that the same magic found in backyards, driveways, parks and playgrounds past is within grasp for today’s little make believers. When we give them room to explore, tools to create with (nature provides some great ones), freedom to get dirty and more importantly to dream — they do just that.
Everything You Need for a Treehouse is a book that can awaken the dreamer inside of each of us, and show younger readers how fun it can be to see where your imagination can take you, particularly when you head outside. My daughter and I adore the darling detailed illustrations found on each page. And I love the way Carter’s ability to beautifully blend words takes us on the delightful journey that it is to build a treehouse, a journey only made better by the company of others.
“Everything You Need for a Treehouse starts with time and looking up.”
This book is a reminder that even our seemingly simple or small sized dreams are worth working toward and investing the time required to bring them to life. The things that make our child’s eyes light up and their heart sing (and the same for us!) should be given time and room to grow, to see what they can become! I’m currently dreaming up a (metaphorical) treehouse of my own while finding inspiration in this book’s pages.
I’m also thinking it has been a little too long since I’ve made a mud pie.
Everything You Need for a Treehouse Written Carter Higgins + Illustrated by Emily Hughes
p.s. Another book by Carter that we absolutely adore here.