Synopses & Reviews
Maguire explains how the seasons bring growth development and change in nine environments in the Northern Hemisphere: a garden vegetable patch woods farm field pond orchard and quaint street of townhouses. Kroll’s airy digital illustrations of animals plants and people are scattered across matte cream colored pages a format reminiscent of a picture dictionary. Fruits and vegetables fill a vegetable patch in summer: “Poke around in the soil with your fingers and you should feel the firm tops of carrots beneath their feathery leaves” Maguire advises. In winter a snow covered garden is brightened by the red of a cardinal clusters of berries and the snowsuit of child making snow angels. A quietly informative look at seasonal change in a range of settings. Ages 5–8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
This first book of nature helps young readers to discover the world of wildlife on their doorstep. Beginning in spring, this book revisits nine different places, including the farm, the back yard, and the woods, during each of the four seasons through the year and explores the changing scenery and animal life found there. Informative and fun text teamed with gorgeous, decorative illustrations make this the perfect book to celebrate each season with.