Somewhere a Bell is Ringing
ONE WORLD, MANY VOICES: Global Citizenship for Kids
With its attention-grabbing, hand-painted paper collages and rhyming couplets, Somewhere A Bell Is Ringing asks readers to see themselves as part of the global ecosystem and urges us to remember that we’re all connected on our one-and-only planet.
Working from original drawings, Nye creates her colorful pictures by cutting thousands of pieces of hand-painted paper of various weights and types. The papers all start out white, and she dips, stamps, prints, and glazes with acrylic paints to achieve interesting patterns. She then cuts the papers to the shapes in her original drawings to fashion a style that’s reminiscent of Eric Carle’s or Leo Lionni’s work.