2017 Selection

daniel coverDaniel Finds a Poem written and illustrated by Micha Archer

Daniel wants to write a poem but first he needs to learn what poetry is. On his road to discovery he asks the animals in the park what poetry means to them. When all of their answers are joined together, they reveal a poem.

The Reviews Are In for Daniel Finds a Poem

“In accessible yet colorful language, Archer reminds readers that poetry exists all around us. A vividly illustrated, inventively told opportunity for early readers to grasp the power of language to observe, entertain, and mystify.”
~ Kirkus Reviews

“In illustrator Archer’s first book as author, rich, multilayered collages illuminate a celebration of nature’s beauty.”
~ Publishers Weekly

“Archer’s atmospheric and evocative collage illustrations enhance the sense of peace and contentment shared by Daniel and his animal friends...Readers who revel in the everyday small miracles in nature will identify with Daniel and appreciate this lyrical story.”
~ School Library Journal

“The lush oil illustrations, which consist of collages made from tissue paper and patterned with handmade stamps, create a world saturated in color and texture, complementing the animals’ well-chosen words about beauty and poetry in the natural world. Readers will take many repeat visits to Daniel’s inviting park.”
~ Booklist

For more reviews, visit Micha’s website at www.michaarcher.com/about-micha/ 

Published Books Written and/or Illustrated by Micha Archer

  • Daniel Finds a Poem
  • Lola’s Fandango (written by Anna Witte)
  • The Wise Fool – Fables from the Islamic World (by Shahrukh Husain and Micha Archer)
  • Cover art for various books about folktales
  • Illustrations for various educational publications