"Through poetic text and evocative art, see the surprising connections to nature that we all share." - You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey
This picture book is so unique that I almost don't know how to categorize it. Take a look.
You are Stardust is part science exploration, part meditation, part magic. Paper doll style collage images fill the pages and are beautiful enough to enjoy without even reading the story. The words aren't so much a narrated story but a contemplation about how we as humans are connected to nature because if you think about it, nature is really amazing! Truth is always stranger than fiction as they say.
"Your breath is alive with the promise of flowers. Each time you blow a kiss to the world, you spread pollen that might grow to be a new plant."
Isn't that thought so neat?! Here is another.
"You sneeze with the force of a tornado. Wind rockets from your nose quicker than a cheetah sprints."
These little passages on each page will spark so many fun conversations. I feel like the images this book gives us help to foster an appreciation for the natural world and our special place in it.