Drawn From Nature

This picture book about the seasons is unique in many ways. First, Helen Ahpornsiri focuses on the animals and their varying activities throughout spring, summer, winter and fall. Little known facts make it an interesting read. Second, Ahpornsiri’s illustrations are detailed collages of pressed flowers, ferns and plant matter, stunningly arranged. For example, the double page spread of “Red Fox at Night” tells how a fox hears the sounds of its prey beneath the snow’s surface. The fox is luminescent with flowers and foliage against the black background, and nearby, spiderwebs glow in the frosty air.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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3 Responses to Drawn From Nature

  1. Interesting. Definitely worth checking out. Thanks.

  2. Love books about the seasons for children! The artwork looks stunning!

  3. Sue Heavenrich says:

    I love the artwork in this book – it is so creative! What patience to collect and press petals, and figure out how to piece together an illustration.

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