Have You Ever Seen a Flower? Spiral-Bound | May 4, 2021
Shawn Harris (Illustrated by)
★★★☆☆+ from 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
Have You Ever Seen a Flower?
Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is a beautiful exploration of perception, the environment, and humanity.
This enchanting picture book explores the relationship between childhood and nature. In this simple yet profound story, one child experiences a flower with all five senses—from its color to its fragrance to the entire universe it evokes—revealing how a single flower can expand one's perspective in incredible ways.
CELEBRATION OF NATURE: Full of bright, stunning illustrations, Have You Ever Seen a Flower? reminds readers of all ages to appreciate the beauty of the world.
INCREDIBLE TALENT: Have You Ever Seen a Flower? is the authorial debut of award-winning illustrator Shawn Harris. His previous illustrated books have garnered multiple awards and starred reviews, including Her Right Foot and What Can a Citizen Do (both by Dave Eggers), Everyone’s Awake by Colin Meloy, and A Polar Bear in the Snow by Mac Barnett.
CRITICS LOVE IT: This award-winning book has received praise from numerous esteemed publications. Highlights include:
"[A] stunning tour de force."—The New York Times
"The pictures have a rich visual texture, vibrant color, and a naive style, which together imply a child as ostensible artist. This effect is well aligned with the playfully inquisitive text, with rhythm and repetition akin to books by Margaret Wise Brown and Ruth Krauss. . . . Have you ever seen a book quite like this? Not likely."—The Horn Book Magazine
- Parents and caregivers seeking a read-aloud with thought-provoking questions
- Nature lovers
- Birthday, baby shower, or seasonal gift
- Fans of The Little Prince, The Giving Tree, Not a Box, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar
“'Have you ever seen a flower?’ a voice asks, then presses further: ‘I mean really...// seen a flower?’. . . The persistent questioning is matched by the visual intensity of the spreads, colored-pencil drawings bursting with energy, angular shapes in rainbow hues that are bounded by crisp-edged negative space. . . . With assurance and passion in his solo debut, Harris (A Polar Bear in the Snow) connects readers to the stirrings of life in all its forms.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review