Poetry + Math + Science = A new way of looking at spring
Math meets metaphor in this eye-opening exploration of spring. Each clever equation is a tiny, perfect poem that prompts readers to look at the ordinary and see the miraculous. Can you look at an egg in a nest and see a jewelry box? How are sunlight and heat like an alarm clock? Solve the equations and read the lively sidebars that reveal the science behind the signs of spring.
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrator: Micha Archer
Publisher: Charlesbridge (2/5/19
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Review: Kirkus: “Each page is a pleasing mix of colorful tissue-paper collage art, equation poems, and a bit of lively exposition discussing the science behind the equations…One particularly beautiful page offers “1 dandelion x 1 breath = 100 parachutes.” It appears opposite the “dusk + skunks = parade” equation, but happily, skunks are nocturnal, as the text informs readers…beautifully original art complements the fun of the playful poetry. Poetry + art = beauty. (author’s note, illustrator’s note, further reading)”
Review: Booklist: “Celebrating the natural world as winter turns to spring, this unusual volume offers a poetic equation on each page, accompanied by a vivid illustration and several short sentences of related text…A handsome, original book for reading aloud each spring.”
Review: Lady in Red Writes: “As with her other books, Laura Purdie Salas easily shows the reader that there are so many different ways to look at the world around us – from the dandelion to those brilliant fireworks that light up the sky:)