Illustrations by: Kyrsten Brooker
A young boy’s search for the perfect circle results in a fantastical journey around the world—only to discover perfection in his own home.
From his home in South America Tadeo’s dream-like journey takes him to the Turkish bazaar in Istanbul, the African savannah, the bright lights of London, and the snowy Arctic. Richly textured illustrations combined with imaginative, poetic text create a gentle bedtime story about the wide world around us and the comforting familiarity of home.
Tadeo's Search For Circles
The text molds itself into the illustrations and provides the reader with a unique fantastical experience — flying with Tadeo on his rope in search of the perfect circle. Children reading this story cannot help but enter into this magical journey.
The rhythmic and poetic text is an enjoyable read-aloud both for parents and children alike. It will also be lovely during storytime circle.
This picture book is highly recommended for younger and older children, parents and caregivers alike.
Alicia Cheng is a Children's Librarian at Vancouver Public Library in Vancouver, BC.
IPPY - 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards
IPPY medals go to entrants from 44 U.S. states plus D.C., 7 Canadian provinces, and 10 countries overseas.
Children’s Picture Books (7 & Under)
Gold: Tadeo’s Search for Circles, by Marion Brooker; illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)