Waldoboro author and illustrator Tatyana Eckstrand recently published her third children’s book, “Common Senses.” Written for children ages 5-10 and using the senses as characters, this rhyming epic exposes young readers to how people’s relationahips with one another have an effect upon the Earth.
In the book, Hands, Mouths, Noses, Eyes, and Ears make up the five nations of the Earth, and because they are all different, they are fighting each other to prove who is best. When the Earth suffers, they learn that they have more in common than they realized.
A catalog librarian by trade, Eckstrand is the American Library Association bestselling author of “The Librarian’s Book of Quotes.” She has written two other children’s books, “Ray’s Radishes,” a rhyme about vegetables and gardening, and “Yaya Plays for Drumtown,” about a little drummer girl. In addition, her poetry has been published in several alternative-living magazines. Eckstrand loves nature, photography, jazz, and writing stories that help to bring people closer to the Earth and one another.
“Common Senses” is available at amazon.com.