Houghton Mifflin, “AYII”

The five senses are taught to kindergarten and first-grade students through this book and Inuit chant. Marlisa worked with artist Maureen Zimdars on the layout and colorful illustrations reflecting the senses and body motions of the chant.



Ayii, ayii, ayii,
My arms, they wave high in the air,
My hands, they flutter behind my back,
They wave above my head
Like the wings of a bird.

Let me move my feet.
Let me dance.
Let me shrug my shoulders.
Let me shake my body.

Let me crouch down.
My arms, let me fold them.
Let me hold my hands under my chin.