Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature

by Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes

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Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547752136
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 708,409
Lexile: AD330L (what's this?)
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Newbery-Honor winning poet Joyce Sidman is the author of Song of the Water Boatman and Red Sings from Treetops, both Caldecott Honor Books, as well as other fine books of poetry.  For her remarkable poetry, she has won, several  times, both the Lee Bennet Hopkins Award and Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award.  About writing  this book she says "For me, writing is a matter of finding what things amaze and intrigue me and what things give me joy."  She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota.


Beth Krommes is the Caldecott Winner of The House in the Night and other beautifully illustrated, much-acclaimed picture books.  She lives in Peterborough, NH.  www.bethkrommes.com
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  

Beth Krommes is the Caldecott Winning illustrator of The House in the Night  and other beautifully illustrated, much-acclaimed picture books like Swirl by Swirl, and  Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow. She lives in Peterborough, NH. Visit her online at www.bethkrommes.com.

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Swirl by Swirl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
HappyMomLF More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderfully illustrated. My daughter can't help but be totally engaged in finding every swirl in nature. She now points out swirls/spirals every time she sees one.
Mymcbooks More than 1 year ago
My Review: This is a beautiful illustrated book that tells what makes things like snail shells, bull snake, eastern chipmunk, millipede, hibiscus, sunflower, funnel tornado, and many more spirals. Mathematic explains that a spiral is a curve in the plane or in the space, which runs around a centre in a special way. This spirals in nature shows how the bull snakes, woodchuck, harvest mouse and more like to coil tight in small places to keep warm and safe. In some animals and plants spiral shape start small and gets bigger and swirl, like the swimming nautilus, lady fern. Some use their spiral to defend themselves like the Merino sheep while the spider monkeys use theirs to hold on tight. Highly recommend this beautiful book for classroom teaching. 5 Stars FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.