A note from the author:<BR><BR>One of my favorite things about writing books for kids is imagining where<BR>those books will end up. I hope this one gets covered with grass<BR>stains, carted outside to be read in a tree or by flashlight in a tent.<BR><BR>I wrote this book as a celebration; one to honor the extraordinary ways in<BR>which all of us simply are nature. Every example in this book is backed by<BR>current science. Each day, for instance, you breathe in more than a million<BR>pollen grains. The bigger ones get caught in the mucus or hairs in your nose<BR>and are sent flying with a great Ah-Choo! Tinier ones may travel down your<BR>throat and eventually get pooped out. But a lucky few float back out when<BR>you exhale.<BR><BR>Tonight, just before bed, invite your little one to blow a kiss to the<BR>world. Marvel at the infinite connections between that tiny heart and the<BR>rest of the planet. Dream of flowers unfurling from the pollen in a child¹s<BR>breath.<BR><BR>Happy reading,<BR>Elin<BR> <BR><BR><i>Continues...</i> <!-- copyright notice --> <br></pre> <blockquote><hr noshade size='1'><font size='-2'> Excerpted from <b>You Are Stardust</b> by <b>Elin Kelsey</b> Copyright © 2012 by Elin Kelsey. Excerpted by permission.<br> All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.<br>Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.