Walking with Maga Book Review
Recently, my children and I were given the pleasure of going on a lovely walk with author Marueen Boyd Biro in her delightful children’s book, “Walking with Maga.” Relaxing and peaceful, this picture book from All About Kids Publishing, will take you and your children on a series of afternoon strolls with Maga, and her young grand-daughter. On each of their walks, this charming pair savors each moment together….stopping to enjoy the nature around them….conversing with the people and neighbors they encounter….and simply enjoying their time together. As you read, you can feel the closeness between grandmother and granddaughter and are wrapped up in their gentle love for each other. Maga and her granddaughter walk throughout the seasons, providing opportunities for you to discuss the changing scenery with your children as you read. Maureen Boyd Biro uses a gentle prose and descriptive but kid-friendly language to create beautiful imagery and a natural series of interactions between Maga and the young girl. Illustrator Joyce Wheeler has beautifully captured the spirit of this book, drawing you into the story with her gorgeously drawn illustrations. The writing and illustrations together make you feel as though you are right there with them…stopping to pick lemons or having fun with your shadow on the beach.
My own children were captivated with this simple yet engaging tale. The perfect story for bedtime, this book reminded them to slow down and enjoy each moment….(and reminding me that our days and lives are truly made up of the small things.) I was charmed with the delight Maga and the girl took in life’s “small things.” What a powerful lesson we can teach our children…to take the time to simply enjoy the moment…the little things…listening to a sea shell, finding shapes in the clouds, finding the treasures of bottle caps and leaves…THESE are the moments that truly comprise “life” and I am grateful to author Maureen Boyd Biro for helping remind us…
I hope YOU will go Walking with Maga! You will truly enjoy this picture book from All About Kids Publishing and author Maureen Boyd Biro. You can purchase this book on amazon.com!