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"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
Such a beautifully illustrated and simply written book. A real delight and so enjoyed by our 4 yr old grandson and our whole family. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandy C
This is a favorite, we love the illustrations and how it opened our eyes to patterns around us. https://anakalianwhims.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/swirl-by-swirl/Published 7 months ago by AnakaliaKlemm
I think I was on the page 3/4 spread of "Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature" when I gasped because of the fantastic concept. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gail Gauthier
Wow, this book is absolutely incredible! I own 1,000s of children's books and great coffee table books with pictures, and I have to say: these illustrations blow so many books out... Read morePublished 10 months ago by EcoDesigner