ONE DAY IN THE EUCALYPTUS, EUCALYPTUS TREE, written by Daniel Bernstrom and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel, is the most brilliant, beautifully written (and illustrated!) book I have read in a long time. Once I began reading, I fell instantly in love with the fun, colorful, lyrical language. It feels like a poem or a song that happily bounces off the tongue!
Not only does this book sound and feel wonderful to read, but it is clever too. An original folk tale with a classic feel, it tells the story of a little boy, with a whirly twirly toy, who outwits a snake who has gobbled him up!
Wenzel's charming, detailed illustrations are the perfect complement to Bernstrom's delightful text. A perfectly beautiful book.