Paola Quintivalle & Alessandro Sanna | Enchanted Lion USA | 100pp | 7.5 x 7.5 inches
Crescendo is a visual and poetic celebration of the transition to motherhood. Sanna’s illustrations follow the transformation of a mother’s shape throughout her pregnancy, artfully and gracefully delineated not only by images of a mother’s profile, but by rich, sweeping scenes from nature: the curved wingspan of a seagull in flight, the arc of a whale’s tail as she swims with her calves, the peaks of verdant, moonlit hills, among others. Quintavalle’s poem, written as a response to Sanna’s illustrations, weaves delicately throughout the book. An ode to mothers everywhere, Crescendo is a book to share and to treasure.
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