All Around Us
I have to tell you about a children’s book I absolutely love.
All Around Us, written by Xelena Gonzalez, illustrated by Adrianna M. Garcia (Cinco Puntos Press, 2017, winner of the 2018 Skipping Stones Honor Award: Nature and Ecology Books and many more awards!) is ultimately a children’s book about the beauty and power of natural cycles (a key feature of living systems), but it is so much more. Listen to the first line:
“Grandpa says circles are all around us. We just have to look for them. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. He traces the colorful arc with his hand and says, “Can you see? That’s only half of the circle…”