Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature (Hardcover)

Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature (Hardcover)

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Author: Joyce Sidman 

Illustrator: Beth Krommes

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (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.