Synopses & Reviews
Come to the bitter cold
that blows through these poems! Feel the warmth of life that breathes into the beaver burrowing deep beneath the snow.
Discover the safe places where creatures survive, and how they stay alive in the wintertimeand#8212;untiland#160; roots poke from puddles of slush and broken ice to welcome the sun!
Then watch as spring melts the frost from this outstanding collection of poems paired with stunning linoleum prints that celebrate nature, along with her beauty and power.
"This companion to An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy is as delicate, elegant, and informative as its predecessors. Under headings that echo the book's title ('A butterfly is helpful,' 'A butterfly is poisonous'), Aston explores the development, habits, migration, and attributes of one of nature's flashier, yet familiar creations. Long's watercolors are precise but enchanting as ever, especially in the 'A butterfly is spectacular!' spread, which shows the colorful diversity of more than a dozen specimens, and in another devoted to the migration of monarch butterflies, seen swarming over a quiet desert. A lovely mix of science and wonder. Ages 5 8. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"A lovely mix of science and wonder." - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"[T]his beautiful book... invites 5- to 10-year-olds to enjoy the variety, complexity and sumptuousness of natural things" - The Wall Street Journal
"This lovely combination of elegant watercolors and lyrical text is both eye-catching and informative" - School Library Journal Starred Review
"Similar butterfly albums abound, but none show these most decorative members of the insect clan to better advantage" - Kirkus Reviews
* andquot;Each poem brings a sense of humor, respect, or wonder to its subject.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
* andquot;Concluded with a glossary of big but fascinating words, this is equally suited to curricular units and cozy reads in front of a fire.andquot;
andmdash;Booklist, starred review
* andquot;A work to be savored by young artists and scientists.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus, starred reviewand#160;
andquot;Pakand#39;s pretty, digitally worked watercolors achieve equilibrium between stylized reduction and naturalistic verisimilitude.andquot;
andquot;A sophisticated blend of scientific information and artistry.andquot;
The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle!
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold summons forth the charms and dictates of winter. Just as Joyce Sidman captured the drama of the pond in Song of the Water Boatman and the night woods in Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, here she captures the drama of the cold.
Why donand#8217;t snakes freeze to death?
How does the tiny honeybee survive frost?
Learnand#160;aboutand#160; the secret lives of animals happening under the snow and howand#160;itand#160;buds to spring!
In this rhyming poetic picture book, exploreand#160;the wonders ofand#160;natural cooperation between plants, animals and insects.
Flowers areand#160;calling to all the animals of the forest, andquot;Drink me!andquot;andmdash;but itandrsquo;s the pollinators who feast on their nectar. In rhyming poetic form and with luminous artwork, this book shows us the marvel of natural cooperation between plants, animals, and insects as they each play their part in the forestand#39;s cycle of life.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; In this outstanding picture book collection of poems by Newbery Honor-winning poet, Joyce Sidman (Song of the Water Boatman
, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow. Paired with stunning linoleum print illustrations by Rick Allen, that celebrate natureand#39;s beauty and power.
From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!
About the Author
Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many books for children and is the founder of the Oz Project, a nonprofit foundation for disadvantaged children. She lives on an island off the coast of Texas.
Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many bestselling books for children, including Sylvia Long's Mother Goose and Hush Little Baby. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their dogs.