cover image Shadows and Reflections

Shadows and Reflections

Tana Hoban. Greenwillow Books, $16.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-688-07089-2

From one of the leading creators of wordless picture books comes this elegant array of photographic images tied together by a common theme. Whether in clouds reflected in the clear glass of a skycraper, a row of flamingos mirrored in a quiet pond, or spiky shadows of beach grass against a sand dune, Hoban's clear-eyed vision of the everyday world serves as a gentle reminder of the abundance of beauty in the ordinary. A gifted photographer, Hoban sees with the eyes of a child, and zeroes in on subjects that more jaded vision often overlooks. Her book is elementary enough for very young children to enjoy, sophisticated enough for older readers and an absolute must for budding photographers. Ages 2-up. (Mar.)