How Do You Know? (Hardcover)

By Julie Downing (Illustrator), Deborah W. Trotter

Clarion Books, 9780618463435, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006



When Polly wakes up one morning, she finds her world covered in fog. She can't see the apple tree or the duck pond or the horse barn. Mama says they're all still there, but how does she know? Together, Polly and Mama set off to find the familiar landmarks of the farm, and along the way Polly discovers there are some things she just knows, too.

Soft, evocative watercolor paintings bring to life this gentle story about a day of simple discoveries and a child's growing confidence in her perception of the world.

Praise For How Do You Know?

"A heartwarming look at the bond between an inspiring mother and her child as they share the natural world." Kirkus Reviews

"This quiet book does a nice job of explaining a bit of natural phenomenon and then linking it to emotions." Booklist, ALA

"If you want a picture book about fog--and there are not many out there--this one will do nicely." School Library Journal