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Aspen Art Museum


The Fog


Author-illustrator duo Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak’s The Fog is a clever environmental fable about a yellow warbler, who lives on the beautiful island of Icyland. This small bird known as Warble spends his time pursuing this favorite hobby of human watching, when on a warm day, a deep fog rolls in and obscures his view. The rest of the birds don’t seem to notice the fog or the other changes Warble observes on the island. The more the fog is ignored, the more it spreads. When a Red-hooded Spectacled Female (Juvenile) appears, Warble discovers that he’s not the only one who notices the fog. Will they be able to find others who can see it too? And is the fog here to stay? Maclear’s witty story, brought to life with the delicate, misty artwork of Pak, is a poignant yet humorous reminder of the importance of environmental awareness.