Sparkle and Spin

Harcourt, Brace & World (1957)

Through harmony and rhythm, resonance and pitch, Ann Rand inspires readers to listen to the tuneful play of her text as it sings off each page. Illustrated with graphic designer Paul Rand’s colorful, witty artwork, Sparkle and Spin is a children’s classic (now happily available again through Chronicle Books) that reveals to young readers the power and music in the words they use every day.

Sparkle and Spin takes readers on a delightful journey through the fascinating world of words. Readers will explore homophones, interjections, adjectives, verbs, and more. Written in rhythmic verse, this book is an enjoyable read-aloud.

“Paul Rand did not set out to create classic children’s books, he simply wanted to make pictures that were playful. Like the alchemist of old, he transformed unlikely abstract forms into icons that inspired children and adults and laid the foundation for two books that have indeed become children’s classics.”

— Steven Heller, author of Paul Rand.

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© 1957 by Ann Rand Ozbekhan and Paul Rand.
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