Swirl by Swirl

Spirals in Nature

Sidman, Joyce

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Swirl by Swirl
Spirals are very common in nature, and this book shows the fun of looking for them in colorful illustrations.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, c2011
ISBN: 9780547315836
Branch Call Number: J 811.54 S
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Krommes, Beth


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Feb 06, 2014
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Beautiful illustrations and easy-to-understand text make this picture book shine. Great for a classroom setting!

Jul 05, 2013

Beautiful painted scratch board illustrations explore all the spirals found in nature.

Apr 18, 2013

I recommend this book for beginner readers. The text is simple and easy. One line sentences per page which helps the reader to focus on the text. The illustrations are colorful and interesting. They introduce images that many may not have encountered. The text and illustrations coincide with each other so well. This book focuses on nature around us. This book would be a great way to introduce natural science to the lower level kids. After reading this book, I now analyze shapes and swirls around me. The reader is able to explore more in depth the component of swirls in nature.

Apr 07, 2013

"Swirl by Swirl" is a good for those readers with an artistic view on nature. i enjoyed reading and seeing the different forms of the swirls.

Apr 01, 2013

"Swirl by Swirl" is an amazing example of spirals in nature. The book has beautiful illustrations and they are eye catching as well. I love how in depth the author went in explaining the spirals and what is considered a spiral in nature. The illustrations showed clearly where the spiral is in the picture and why it is a spiral. I think every parent should read this to their child because it is not only engaging to anyone but it is also very educational and I think children everywhere would love to read this book. I recommend this book to parents, teachers, and children everywhere.

Mar 05, 2013

I believe that “Swirl by Swirl” is a magnificent book and teacher and parents alike should read this book to their children. This book uses small but descriptive and unusual words, for kids, to explain how nature has different spirals and the many ways they use them. Not only are the words inviting but the illustrations are just as alluring. The illustrations are amazing and could tell this story on their own. Such detail and color captures your inner child. “Swirl by Swirl” is not only appealing to the eye but to the mind, it is educational. I say this book needs to be on every shelf in every room because this book alone could have a student read for fun.

Feb 04, 2012
  • lms rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is incredibly clever - encourages children to understand concepts found in nature. On the Washington Post's Best Kid's Books 2011


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Apr 18, 2013

jazmjoh thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 5

Apr 07, 2013

asrushing2014 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Apr 01, 2013

CourtneyHendon thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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Apr 18, 2013

Swirl by Swirl is about shapes that fit in tiny spaces and the swirls that the shape consist of. Animals and weather's swirls are described in this book.Swirls can range from small objects to larger objects such as a harvest mouse, snakes, galaxies and oceans. This book explores swirls and spirals in depth and doesn't leave any unnoticed.

Apr 07, 2013

Swirl by Swirl is a great book for artistic readers and for those that love nature. This book is a ground breaking book when it comes to teaching children about the different forms a swirl can appear in. The story line engages the children by the great graphic of the pictures and allows the students to get a peak at nature.

Apr 01, 2013

Swirl by Swirl teaches children about the many animals and particularly swirls and spirals found within nature and those animals shown in the book. In the book, it shows how snakes and other animals survive in the natural world. The illustrations show how snakes spiral in the ground to keep warm, and how the ocean makes spirals when waves are made. I think this book is very interesting and engaging.

Mar 05, 2013

“Swirl by Swirl” is about the different spirals in nature. It tells about the way spirals naturally defend, take refuge, or live and survive in their natural habitat.


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Apr 18, 2013

"A spiral is a growing shape. It starts small and gets bigger, swirl by swirl".

Apr 07, 2013

"It is bold..."

Apr 01, 2013

"A spiral is a snuggling shape. Coiled tight, warm and safe, it waits, for a chance to expand!"

Mar 05, 2013

"A spiral is a snuggling shape. It fits neatly in small places."


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