Swirl by Swirl
Spirals in NatureBook - 2011
A Caldecott medalist and a Newbery Honor-winning poet celebrate the beauty and value of spirals.What makes the tiny snail shell so beautiful? Why does that shape occur in nature over and over again—in rushing rivers, in a flower bud, even inside your ear?
With simplicity and grace, Joyce Sidman's poetry paired with Beth Krommes's scratchboard illustrations not only reveal the many spirals in nature—from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies—but also celebrate the beauty and usefulness of this fascinating shape.
Baker & Taylor
Combines the talents of a Newbery Honor-winning poet and a Caldecott Medal-winning artist in a visually striking tribute to nature's spirals that identifies the unique design and practical value of such examples as snail shells, flower buds and human ears. 25,000 first printing.
Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear.
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CourtneyHendon thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8
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Swirl by Swirl is about shapes that fit in tiny spaces and the swirls that the shape consist of. Animals and weather's swirls are described in this book.Swirls can range from small objects to larger objects such as a harvest mouse, snakes, galaxies and oceans. This book explores swirls and spirals in depth and doesn't leave any unnoticed.
Swirl by Swirl is a great book for artistic readers and for those that love nature. This book is a ground breaking book when it comes to teaching children about the different forms a swirl can appear in. The story line engages the children by the great graphic of the pictures and allows the students to get a peak at nature.
Swirl by Swirl teaches children about the many animals and particularly swirls and spirals found within nature and those animals shown in the book. In the book, it shows how snakes and other animals survive in the natural world. The illustrations show how snakes spiral in the ground to keep warm, and how the ocean makes spirals when waves are made. I think this book is very interesting and engaging.
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"A spiral is a growing shape. It starts small and gets bigger, swirl by swirl".
"A spiral is a snuggling shape. Coiled tight, warm and safe, it waits, for a chance to expand!"
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