Do you feel like kids are losing touch with nature? You’re not alone. Many authors and illustrators are tackling this topic including Elin Kelsey who wrote You are Stardust. This book tells children that every atom in their body came from a star and that they are intimately connected to nature.
Grounded in current science, this book provides opportunities for children to use their imaginations and wonder about some big ideas. Soyeon Kim’s diorama art enhances the poetic text, and her creative process is explored in full on the reverse side of the book’s jacket, which features comments from the artist. Young readers will want to pour over each page of this book, exploring the detailed artwork and pondering the message of the text. Theybecome excited to find out just how connected to the Earth they really are.
– Review from Young People’s Pavilion
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