Joyce Sidman (Author) Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)


If you look closely, you will find that the world is bursting, swelling, budding, and ripening with round things awaiting discovery--like eggs about to hatch, sunflowers stretching toward the sun, or planets slowly spinning together for billions of years.Whimsical and imaginative, this poetic ode to all that is round and full of wonder by the Newbery Honor-winning author and poet Joyce Sidman, with illustrations by the two-time New York Best Illustrated Book award recipient Taeeun Yoo, inspires curiosity and wonder for this (round) little earth we call home.

Product Details

$17.98  $16.54
Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
March 07, 2017
9.1 X 0.6 X 9.1 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author

Accolades for Joyce Sidman's books include a Newbery Honor, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, a Cybil Award, and two Caldecott Honors. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Taeeun Yoo was awarded the Society of Illustrators' 2007 Founders Award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award twice. She lives in South Korea.


★ "Sidman delivers a captivating homage to the many round things found in nature and in the world around us . . . A lovely read-aloud to share in a story circle or in preparation for a nature walk and a perfect choice to curl up with one-on-one." --SLJ, starred review

★ "A serene invitation to see and to think about both shape and concept."--Kirkus, starred review

★ "A round of applause for this one."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Each carefully written line of text shows readers how the mundane can become magical if you look closely...
All of this elegant simplicity springs from the page through Yoo's mixed-media artwork, so rich in subtle detail that children will always find one more thing to look at."--Booklist, starred review

". . .Thought-provoking and lyrical ode to nature. . ." --Horn Book