TUMBLE is a gorgeous, poetic story that 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. Backmatter identifies the plants and animal featured in the book and provides more information on the misunderstood tumbleweed and its ecosystem. Perfect for seed dispersal lesson plans and STEAM classroom libraries.

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"Deceptively simple yet wondrous."

"In this picture book, lilting—or, more accurately, tumbling—rhyming couplets help readers bounce along with a tumbleweed as, over a period of unspecified time, winds roll it across the shifting terrains of dusty desert sands. What a journey this is. While the text is simple, with usually one couplet or simple phrase appearing on a page, the life forms that the plant encounters are complex. . ."

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