Speck: An Itty-Bitty Epic (Hardcover)

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Everything and everyone has a place in the universe, but for a little speck, lost at sea, it will take an extraordinary journey to find it.

Deep in a tide pool, too small to see,
Thousands of tiny specks go forth.
Each one searching
for a place to stay, and grow, and thrive...

The little speck does not know what it is, only that it wishes to find out. And so it embarks on a journey across the sea. From sun-flecked surf to darkest depths, past schools of fish, storm-tossed ships and hungry eels.... Until, at last, it finds exactly what it was looking for: a place to belong.

In vivid watercolor paintings, Margaux Meganck brings this tale to life, seamlessly shifting perspective to show how even the tiniest creatures—every barnacle, every child, every star in the sky—contributes to something greater than itself.

About the Author

MARGAUX MEGANCK spends her days dodging raindrops and drawing from her imagination in beautiful Portland, Oregon. From nannying, to early childhood art education, to children's bookshops, Margaux has always worked with and around children's literature. So it came as no surprise when she started illustrating and writing for children. Margaux's author-illustrator debut, People Are Wild, received two starred reviews and was named a Kirkus best book of the year. Her illustration work has also earned multiple accolades from the Junior Library Guild (JLG) and Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Speck is the second book she both wrote and illustrated.

Praise For…

★ "Stunning, vivid watercolors show the vastness of the watery world beneath our toes. . . Deeply moving." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

★ "A metaphor for all living beings finding their place in the world." —The Bulletin, Starred review

"While the illustrations are sure to capture the attention of children, the deeper message may be best appreciated by older readers." —School Library Journal

"Expressive prose and immersive underwater scenes produce a feeling of awe in this contemplative picture book." —Publishers Weekly

"Cozy and satisfying." —Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593301975
ISBN-10: 0593301978
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English