by Danny Garrett, Austin, TX
As April continues on her journey, we see on this page the text describing the illustration of the previous page – her galloping into the sunshine on her trusty grasshopper mount.
The bees are illuminated as is her exclamation of joy. In that same vein another sound is illuminated, the Whoo-o-o of the wind.
That illumination is quickly followed by one of the bending trees. However the main illuminations on this page are the contained (framed) “dark” and the more open “homes”. Both are quite evocative of their subject matter.