"The open-ended quality of the verse and the visual nature of the subject create plenty of opportunities for the art. The striking scratchboard illustrations use black lines, shapes, and crosshatched shading on white backgrounds to create strong compositions, while watercolor washes add subtle warmth and brilliance. . .There are, of course, many school uses for this, but just reading it aloud at home will make the everyday fascinating."—Booklist, starred review
"The observations, from a few words to a couple sentences, are tucked neatly into Krommes’s gorgeous scratchboard spreads."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Exquisitely simple and memorable."—Kirkus, starred review
"From the endpapers that gather together all the spirals depicted to the spiraling text on the title page verso, this book is elegantly constructed, and as poetry, picture book, or nonfiction, a success in every way."—The Horn Book, starred review
"This is one of those rare children’s books that make you look at the physical world differently. . .spirals are beautiful—whether we see in them hints of infinity, the promise of unfolding potential, or the embodiment of mathematical perfection."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Enjoyed by both child and adult reader!
Some time the small word description of the animals and plants are hard to read, but that just means that every time I read the book, I notice another new one.
Gorgeous, rich illustrations and beautiful words make this a stunning picture book for children and adults alike.
Wonderful book! My 6 and 3 year olds love to read this book! I highly recommend this book. Wonderful for those who love nature.Published 2 months ago by K. Lyles
Of the animals' homes. Great for learning about nature for city kids who havevno access. It:s an informative and besutifully illustrstratefld read.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love everything this author does. She writes brilliantly and the illustrations are engaging and unique. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Laura L. Harrison
Bought this for my 3 year old granddaughter. The poetry and illustrations are nothing short of exquisite. Enjoyed by both child and adult reader!Published 6 months ago by Nancy Thaemert
A very beautiful book! Each time I look through it I find something new! The illustrations are gorgeous, and the colors are so different--not the usual loud primary colors--more... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gayle L. Conroy
This is a lovely book with engaging illustrations. I learned some things about patterns in nature that I didn't know or realize before. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jean L. Olds
My wife loves the story and the illustrations and recommends it to adults and children. It was received in very good condition.Published 17 months ago by john piskora
My son LOVES this book. We spend a lot of time on each page looking at all the swirls and discussing the pictures as well as looking for swirls in our own world. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer