Little Spiral is a beautiful poetic journey that explores the life cycle of a snail.
The whole book has an air of mystery and intrigue. Right from the first page you wonder which little pearl coloured circle could be the actual snail forming on the forest floor.
And then the journey begins that leads us through growth, life and a new generation – a circular narrative.
The text is written simply but meaningfully with words that evoke re-reading and pondering. The ink/watercolour illustrations are a perfect visual match and give depth of meaning to the story. The edge-to-edge pictures pull readers right into the forest scenario, so that you feel you are actually there and feel an empathy with the snail, ‘Little Spiral’ – what a clever, delightful name!
This is a picture book that will be enjoyed by all ages and returned to often, not only to ponder life but also to check back in with this now familiar and cute little snail.
PB RRP $16.95
Publisher: Little Steps Publishing