Somewhere in the world, something wondrous happens, every minute, day or night. In this breathtaking look at the natural world, follow Jane Baskwill as she illuminates all the marvelous things--great and small--that happen all around us every day. Full color.Somewhere in the world, something wondrous happens, every minute, day or night. In this breathtaking look at the natural world, follow Jane Baskwill as she illuminates all the marvelous things--great and small--that happen all around us every day. Full color.Read Less
Publishers Weekly, 1996-04-29 "Somewhere in the raindrop,/ A rainbow forms from light;/ Somewhere in the darkness,/ A star lights up the night." Each stanza of Baskwill's poem visits one of nature's niches and highlights a typical aspect. Some verses intrigue ("Somewhere in the ocean,/ A whale echoes a sound"); many are banal (a leaf falls "somewhere in the forest"). Couched in smooth rhymes and a consistent cadence, this exploration coasts from phenomenon to phenomenon without building momentum or giving the reader much cause for contemplation. Hill's (What Makes a Bird a Bird?) chalk and scratchboard illustrations use varying perspectives to encourage readers to study nature's details, but depart from realism with their overbright exposures and cotton-candy-colored accents. For all the emphasis on the "wonder" and "delight" of nature, the book transmits no sense of discovery. Ages 4-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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