Have you ever seen a flower?
Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is an enchanting picture book exploring the relationship between childhood and nature. In this simple yet profound story, one child experiences a flower with all five senses—from its color to its fragrance to the entire universe it evokes—revealing how a single flower can expand one’s perspective in incredible ways.
|Διαστάσεις:||25 × 28.5 cm|
|Πρώτη Έκδοση:||Απρίλιος 2021|
|Ηλικία:||3-5 ετών||6-8 ετών|
“‘Have you ever seen a flower?’ a voice asks, then presses further: ‘I mean really…seen a flower?’. . . The persistent questioning is matched by the visual intensity of the spreads, colored-pencil drawings bursting with energy, angular shapes in rainbow hues that are bounded by crisp-edged negative space. . . . With assurance and passion in his solo debut, Harris (A Polar Bear in the Snow) connects readers to the stirrings of life in all its forms.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Some books provide a chance to escape, while others offer space for contemplation and reflection. It’s the rare book that does both. Shawn Harris’ Have You Ever Seen a Flower? transforms a trip into the mountains into a spirited voyage into our very consciousness. . . . Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is an invitation to pause and imagine the worlds around us and inside us. Its joy, color and hopefulness will ignite the imagination of anyone lucky enough to experience its magic.”
—BookPage, starred review
“Have You Ever Seen a Flower?. . . a forthcoming picture book by Shawn Harris [features] illustrations so dazzling that their vibrancy hasn’t been seen since, well, the last picture book Mr. Harris illustrated, Colin Meloy’s double-espresso Everyone’s Awake. . . . From this book’s front cover we know we’re in for a blast of hue. . . ‘Have you ever seen a flower?’ we read. . . ‘I mean really . . . seen a flower?’ At this point both the reader and the child in the book are suffused in a giddy landscape of electric pinks, greens, purples and orange—eye-watering colors that, incredibly, seem to become more intense as the book goes on. Anyone who has ever stopped to marvel at a single flower will grasp what Mr. Harris is trying to do here: He wants children to look closely, and he wants to evoke the exquisite beauty of plants in bloom. . . [D]eliciously psychedelic. . .”
—The Wall Street Journal