Footprints and Shadows
Anne Wescott Dodd
illustrated by Henri Sorensen 1992
This book, with a soft palate of painted pictures, lyrically describes where footprints and shadows go. In a gentle way, the refrain "Footprints come and footprints go" and "Shadows come and shadows go" tells of the passage of time, the seasons, and the sun as it moves through the day. I love books that combine nature and scientific concepts with art and poetry and philosophical thought. It's a quiet sort of book that we read at bedtime or nap time.