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About the Author
Jennifer Ward and Susie Ghahremani are the team behind Bank Street Book of the Year What Will Hatch? and the popular parenting book I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Child Discover the Wonders of Nature, which has been featured in Parenting and Real Simple magazines and on NPR.Jennifer Ward has authored several picture books, including her recent Feathers and Hair: What Animals Wear and Mama Built a Little Nest. Jennifer currently lives in southern Illinois, where she writes full-time. www.jenniferwardbooks.com Susie Ghahremani is an award-winning illustrator, exhibiting artist, and designer of the popular and whimsically illustrated gift brand boygirlparty(R). She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and she lives in Southern California. boygirlparty.com
"A mighty oak of a book . . . This lyrical picture book about the wonders of seeds will charm readers with its fun gatefolds and softly appealing illustrations of animals and plants." - starred review, Shelf Awareness
"Quietly lovely . . . Ghahremani's art is playful yet refined, and the soft textures of the wood she paints on bring warmth to vignettes of dandelion-laden meadows, pumpkins stalked by a fox, and frosty winter fields. Well-integrated gatefolds add drama to some scenes . . . An enchanting vision of how strikingly different seeds and plants can be." - starred review, Publishers Weekly
"This bucolic companion to Ward's What Will Hatch? captures the magic and excitement of planting a garden and waiting for it to bloom . . . Four gatefold illustrations will appeal to children's sense of wonder, and informative back matter instructs aspiring gardeners on when and how to sow the showcased seeds." - starred review, School Library Journal
"Rich with organic material, this choice is as warm and patient as the ground that nurtures the seeds to new life." - Kirkus Reviews
"Featuring rounded, simplified botanical forms, the book's decorative gouache paintings are playful and satisfying . . . A satisfying, interactive picture book for reading aloud." - Booklist
"An elegant interactive design and serene illustrations." - Publishers Weekly on WHAT WILL HATCH?
"Ghahremani's picture-book debut features incredible hand-lettering and muted, textured tones . . . [T]hey work well in this quiet nature story . . . Science for the very young is done best through joyous learning; education will certainly hatch from these pages." - Kirkus Reviews on WHAT WILL HATCH?