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

toad_maiden's review against another edition

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5.0

Wow, what a splendid book. The perfect child-level marriage of science and aesthetics. Also, the scratchboard-style illustrations are stunning. I especially like the search-and-find aspect of this book; there are little spirals hidden everywhere. A great introduction to certain biological and mathematical principles (hibernation, defense mechanisms, geometry and the Fibonacci sequence) through the wonder of patterns and shapes.

heisereads's review against another edition

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4.0

Intriguing concept for a book. There is much more to this book than it appears at first glance. I think the true depth lies in investigating the illustrations to find all of the swirls that the text is referring to.

maidmarianlib's review against another edition

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4.0

The illustrations have great depth but are often confusing but the information is fun and well presented.

what_katie_read_in_ca's review against another edition

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4.0

Love Joyce Sidman's illustrations!

memawls's review against another edition

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4.0

Beautiful illustrations and very informative.

ehawk's review

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informative lighthearted

4.0

beecheralyson's review against another edition

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5.0

Gorgeous illustrations and Sidman's poetry. Would be great to add to any collection.

veganemelda's review

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5.0

Beautiful illustrations, the kids thought the text was fun and asked for another reading.

sandyd's review

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4.0

I think this is intended for a somewhat younger audience than Sidman's previous work. It was beautiful and elegant and all that I've come to expect from Sidman, but I wanted something a little meatier. How about some poems for a YA audience? :-)

nce14210's review

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3.0

Beautiful illustrations. Nicely done!