Drawn from Nature
Helen Ahpornsiri’s intricate artwork transforms leaves, petals, and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows, and blossoming trees. Using nothing but pressed plants, this journey through the seasons captures the wonder and magic of the natural world between the pages of a book. This standout title ...more
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The book takes us through one year, through all four seasons, and shows typical scenes from each time. What makes this so special is that every image shown in here is made entirely from hand-pressed plants! That's right! Every line, every ...more
My mind could not wrap itself around the creativity and genius of this artist and I kept telling myself that there was no way she could be this ...more
Every time I look, I see more beauty. Just wow.
I am so amazed at this book and the intricate work of this ...more
Ahpornsiri takes us through the ...more
The beauty displayed by the flora during most seasons in our world can and is preserved for study and art. Drawn from Nature (Big Picture Press, an imprint of ...more
The nonfiction information about animals and plants and insects in different seasons is solid and presented in little bite sized bits, probably best for middle grade on up. It is good. But what makes this book amazing are the illustrations. They need to be seen to be believed. Ahpornsiri has done some truly amazing things with real pressed flowers and leaves. I have never ...more
What makes this book so special is that Ahpornsiri uses plants and flowers to create the pictures in her book. It is truly a masterpiece! ...more
10 year old me would have loved this book! The topic (animals/seasons), the details (both little details about the critters or plants) and the amazing floral patterns! Well done, Ms. Ahpornsiri!
No content issues; animal life cycles (including mating rituals) are somewhat described, but cleaner than nature shows.
Bonus for us: The author/illustrator is Thai!