The Japanese concept of Ma or the sound of silence

Katrina Goldsaito, The Sound of Silence. Illustrated by Julia Kuo Published 2016 by Little, Brown and Company, 40p The Japanese have a beautiful concept of silence – Ma. It defines the pause between sounds, the moments of quietness in music, conversation and storytelling. The Japanese embraced the concept even in their lifestyle, valuing minimalism and… Continue reading The Japanese concept of Ma or the sound of silence

The power of the senses

Nicola Winstanley, Janice Nadeau, Cinnamon Baby Published February 1st 2011 by Kids Can Press, 32p   This book makes you feel the smell of fresh baked bread in a spring morning. It is a modern fairy tale about Miriam who rode her bike every day to her little bakery where she baked all kind of… Continue reading The power of the senses