I didn’t realize how much I love to collect, until I met my new friend Llewellyn the star of a beautiful book by Deborah Marcero, titled “IN A JAR”.
Llewellyn goes for walks and collects beautiful pieces of nature, he keeps his treasures in jars. His imagination is inspiring, I love how Mercero has captured the simplicity and value in what we see and feel on a daily nature walk.
At first I just enjoyed the illustrations and the story, it wasn’t until the next day when I was telling a friend about this lovely book, I realized how I really felt. I too, collect on my daily walks, you can say that I see and feel what nature has to offer me, yet it’s the out of place things that I seem to take home with me.
My collection jar is by my back door, when Charlie and I return from our walks we usually have something to add to the jar. Friends have given me little things that seem to be the right size, with colour and character that make the “growing art piece” work.
Every once in awhile I’ll pour the jar out onto a tray and sift through the treasure and sort out the money (yes, I find coins) and often find a use for a few things. It’s great when kids come to visit and spot something interesting, “My Jar” is a conversation piece with little stories in it.
Llewellyn and I collect some of the same things, sometimes mine are in jars, like my wood or plastic bird eggs, I also have a growing bouquet of feathers, and a small display of heart shaped keepsakes. Hmmm, now what to do with the tiny jars I’ve collected?.
Thank you Deborah Marcero for creating this beautiful story that ignites the imagination in all of us, “IN A JAR” is a keepsake all its own.
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