Annotations for Swirl by Swirl : Spirals in Nature


Baker & Taylor
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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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.

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Houghton

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.

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