Henry Herz’s (Amazon affiliate link) I Am Smoke is a lyrical look at the science and history of smoke, told in a puzzle of a story for young children to discuss with their adult. The illustrations are soft and add subtle flare to the story. It was interesting to learn that the illustrator, Merce Lopez Ascanoio, actually used smoke in her creative artwork. Paper was held above a candle to catch smoke and then further created with the use of watercolors and some photoshop enhancements. Overall, this a good book to check out for younger children.
Available September 2021
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Tilbury House Publishers.