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If you look closely, you will find that the world is bursting, swelling, budding, and ripening with round things awaiting discovery—like eggs about to hatch, sunflowers stretching toward the sun, or planets slowly spinning together for billions of years.
Whimsical and imaginative, this poetic ode to all that is round and full of wonder by the Newbery Honor–winning author and poet Joyce Sidman, with illustrations by
the two-time New York Best Illustrated Book award recipient Taeeun Yoo, inspires curiosity and wonder for this (round) little earth we call home.
About the Author
The Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman is today's foremost nature poet for children. Accolades for her books include two Caldecott Honors, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, winner of the Claudia Lews Award, and many stars and best of lists. For her award-winning body of work, she won the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visit www.joycesidman.com
Taeeun Yoo received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts Illustration as Visual Essay program. Her first picture book, The Little Red Fish, (Dial Books, 2007), was awarded the Society of Illustrators’ 2007 Founders Award. She has received The New York Times Best Illustrated Book award twice with Only a Witch Can Fly by Alison McGhee(Feiwel&Friends, 2009) and Here Is the Baby by Polly Kanevsky(Schwartz&Wade, 2014). She has also illustrated the reissue of Madeleine L’Engle’s renowned series, The Time Quintet and The Austin Chronicles (Square Fish / Macmillan, 2007, 2008). A U.S. citizen, Ms. Yoo currently lives abroad in Korea. Visit her at http://www.taeeunyoo.com/.
★ "Sidman delivers a captivating homage to the many round things found in nature and in the world around us . . . A lovely read-aloud to share in a story circle or in preparation for a nature walk and a perfect choice to curl up with one-on-one." —SLJ, starred review
★ "A serene invitation to see and to think about both shape and concept."—Kirkus, starred review
★ "A round of applause for this one."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
★ "Each carefully written line of text shows readers how the mundane can become magical if you look closely...
All of this elegant simplicity springs from the page through Yoo’s mixed-media artwork, so rich in subtle detail that children will always find one more thing to look at."—Booklist, starred review
". . .Thought-provoking and lyrical ode to nature. . ." —Horn Book