Up, Down, and Around

Up, Down, and Around

By Katherine Ayres; Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763623784, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2007

This garden is on the move A good-time, rollicking celebration of things that grow.
From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life in all directions Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature's course to a final feast of backyard bounty.

About the Author
Katherine Ayres lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she writes and teaches writing to graduate students in Chatham University's MFA Program. She also lives in Stockbridge, Massachusetts where she writes, gardens, hikes, kayaks, and watches for bears. She is the author of ten books for children and teens, as well as three chapbooks of poetry. She has been honored as a Champion of Literacy, as Outstanding Writer for Children by the Pennsylvania School Library Association. Her picture book, Up, Down, and Around was chosen as the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child, and as the Kansas Reads to Preschool selection. BEAR SEASON (Autumn House Press, 2013) is her first collection of essays.

Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated numerous books for children, including How to Grow a Picket Fence by Mary Louise Cuneo and two popular children's songs: There's a Hole in the Bucket and Over the River and Through the Wood. She has also illustrated another book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: I Can Tell by Touching by Carolyn Otto. Ms Westcott lives on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.