About the Book
The Mountain Stands is a children’s book about the wild places that serve as a constant touch point for kids during their changing lives. As things happen in our world that we can’t control, the Mountain still stands. Life is full of unknowns, but there is a comfort and a sense of perspective that the Mountain(s) can offer. Our book was designed with kids and reading with kids in mind. It’s big enough to see our vibrant full-color illustrations in your lap or as you read to a group but small enough to accommodate small hands. The book is written using repetitive words and phrases and allow children to participate in the reading experience immediately. Hopefully this will help your readers “read” and say those repetitive phrases with you. Guessing the ending words in the book with a consistent rhythm can help your young reader build solid foundational literacy skills.
About the Pictures
At each park the authors drew in their sketch book the animals they saw. They also took photographs of the textures they touched. Rocks, Trees, Leaves, Grasses and then printed those textures on colored papers using a special printer called a Risograph. With piles of papers and some old outdoor magazines they used collage to make the illustrations in the book. So, each illustration is up cycled from old magazines and catalogs and features fun one-of-a-kind textures from nature.
Words and Pictures by Amy & Jeremy Shellhorn