I may be on a shape picture book kick. All Around Us by Xelena González and illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia is all about circles, the third shape book in a row that I’ve blogged about. Though geometric circles in this book are woven beautifully into the stunning art, circles also figure into the theme: the circle of life. The story follows a grandpa and grandchild as they plant seeds and talk about ancestors.
I’ve never quite seen art like this in a picture book. Do check it out. The author’s note in the back explains her family’s customs and what she fictionalized in the book.