Infinity and Me
by Kate Hosford
illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
I was excited to see this book, since I have the bare beginnings of an infinity-related?picture book manuscript in a drawer. I can’t get anywhere with it! So I was eager to see how Hosford worked with it.
This is a lovely picture book in which a little girl, Uma, looks for a definition of infinity. It’s a combination of metaphors (like music that goes in a circle) and momentous questions (“But if there’s no school before recess, and no school after recess, is it really recess anymore?”).?It’s a combination of the vast and the specific (why hasn’t anyone noticed Uma’s shiny new red shoes?).?Like kids, this book asks both profound and silly questions, and I think this will really strike a chord with readers.
An author’s note at the end gives kids more background and encourages them to come up with new ways to imagine infinity.
(Review copy of Infinity and Me furnished by author.)