In My Back Yard

In My Back Yard
Written by Margriet Ruurs
Paper sculptures by Ron Broda
Published by Tundra Books, 2007
ISBN 978-88776-775-3

2008 Silver Medal winner of the Moonbeam Awards – Environmental Issues
Shortlisted for the 2008 Blue Spruce Award, Ontario’s Children’s Choice
Nominated for the 2007-2008 Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration
Finalist Oregon Book Awards

A single lyrical sentence describes the action, while clues in the illustration lead readers to surmise the season… Made entirely of sculpted paper and watercolors, Broda’s awe-inspiring scenes have a depth and realism that draw readers in. And as if that weren’t enough, readers get the extra treat of hidden details – he conceals a ladybug on each spread and a clue as to what animal will be featured on the next page. A necessary library purchase, this is also sure to find a home on budding artists’ and young naturalists’ bookshelves.
– Starred Review -Kirkus Reviews

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