Friday, April 12, 2013

If You Hold a Seed

If You Hold a Seed
by Elly MacKay
Philadelphia : RP Kids, c2013.
unpaged picture book

The seasons pass with each turn of the page. The short sentences help move the pages along as they describe the weather and the growth of a single tree. Though you will linger long after reading the text as you enjoy the stunning illustrations. The creator used a fascinating layered technique with photography and lighting to invoke the atmosphere of the seasons. Please visit her website to learn more about this as I know my words can't do it justice. I wish the artist was in the US so this could be a Caldecott contender next year, but alas, she is Canadian! 

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