Tumble (Hardcover)

Tumble By Adriana Hernández Bergstrom, Adriana Hernández Bergstrom (Illustrator) Cover Image

Tumble (Hardcover)


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This gorgeous, poetic story follows the unexpected journey of a lone tumbleweed making its way across the desert.

Wind blows.

Tumble goes.

Fence stops.

Tumble hops.

Cactus waves.

Tumble stays, and stays, and stays.

Using simple, succinct text and richly colored art, Adriana Hernández Bergstrom follows one tumbleweed on its journey across a desert unexpectedly teeming with life.

Tumble is an incredible read-aloud perfect for storytime or newly independent readers. Extensive backmatter identifies every plant and animal featured in the book and provides more information on the misunderstood tumbleweed and its ecosystem.

Adriana Hernández Bergstrom is a Cuban American mixed-media illustrator who loves creating charming characters, cheerful paintings, and sweet imagery for kids and kids at heart. She studied industrial design at Rhode Island School of Design and printmaking and theater production at the University of Miami. Adriana loves literacy and languages and speaks English, Spanish, and German. Her debut picture book as author-illustrator, Abuelita and I Make Flan, will be published by Charlesbridge in 2022.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338828665
ISBN-10: 1338828665
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English

Praise for Tumble:

"What a journey this is. While the text is simple...the life forms that the plant encounters are complex. ...Deceptively simple yet wondrous."--Kirkus, starred review

"Simple prose and spare scenes successfully convey desert ecology through the experiences of a humble 'tumble.'" --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Bergstrom's story is told in short, rhyming couplets paired with rich, earthy illustrations. ...Dusted with a hint of whimsy, this playful primer on desert life is perfect for all libraries."--School Library Journey, starred review