Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Poetry in Motion

Joyce Sidman is one of my favorite authors, and I’m always excited to see what fabulous illustrator gets paired with her elegant prose. Here’s another great match that’s on my wish list for this fall:

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, Krommes and Sidman 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.

Can’t you feel the energy? The cover is poetry in motion!

Beth Krommes also illustrated The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson. It won the Randolph Caldecott Medal in 2009, and I recognized her style right away:

Here are two more books by Joyce Sidman that I highly recommend:

I blogged about Dark Emperor & Other Poems of the Night here, and you can learn more about Red Sings from Treetops here.

Happy Reading!


Rena said...

Those look like great books.

Kimberly Lynn said...

They are, Rena!:)