Bauer, Marion Dane. Stuff of Stars, The. Ekua Holmes, Illus. Picture Book. Candlewick, 09/2018. pp. $17.99. 978-0-7636-7883-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-3.
Hand-marbled paper and collage, digitally arranged, relate the story of the beginning of the universe and early human development. Coretta Scott King Award winner Holmes’ illustrations are captivating and ethereal. Bauer’s melodious text is spare for maximum impact. Perfect for sharing one on one, Bauer and Holmes have created a powerful work with a timeless feel, inspiring an audience to marvel at their place within the magnificence of the universe. Beth Gousman, Montclair School