A book of photography, learning new talents, and accepting change comes to life through the talent of artist, photographer and author Kim Chatel.
Reanie has a new stepfather. He has a loud voice, likes sports, and makes their house seem too small when he's there. Bill also has many cameras, terribly breakable cameras that Reanie is not allowed to touch.
When Bill decides to go on a photo safari, he asks Reanie to come along. They pack up a picnic breakfast and head out in Bill's truck. After some lessons from Bill, Reanie begins snapping photos of the wildlife and soon discovers a new talent. She also comes to the conclusion that Bill isn't quite as scary as he first seemed.
What a wonderful book! Chatel's stunning photography and masterful storytelling create a beautiful story of a shy, young girl intimidated by her new step-father, who is able to discover a talent she never knew she had, while slowly getting closer to the new man in the house.
Chatel has a way with words that truly engages young readers and makes them want to keep turning the pages; and in this book, the photographs of the wildlife encourage young readers to learn more about the world around them.
Also included is a glossary of terms about cameras and photography tips for children and adults. The last page of the book contains facts about photography, making A Talent for Quiet an all around great read and learning experience.
Both my daughters enjoyed this book, and my budding photographer couldn't stop commenting on the beautiful photographs.
A Talent for Quiet is destined to win awards!
Title: A Talent for Quiet Author: Kim Chatel Publisher: Gaurdian Angel Publishing ISBN: 978-1-935137-56-6 SRP: $11.95 (U.S.)