New Years is a wonderful time to contemplate the cycle of the seasons and our natural world. This gorgeous book of poetry contains a nature poem for every day of the year. Each poem (with authors ranging from Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter to Langston Hughes and more) is fully illustrated with intricate, elegant outdoor scenes. Geared to ages 8 and up, this would also be a lovely read-aloud book for younger children. Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Sing a Song of Seasons is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems — one for every day of the year.
Filled with familiar favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Langston Hughes, N. M. Bodecker, Okamoto Kanoko, and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day.
"Preston-Gannon offers a cohesive visual thread, with gentle mixed-media renderings of animals as well as urban and pastoral scenes. Readers are likely to discover greater nuances behind the accessible poems with each visit." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Paired throughout with Preston-Gannon’s evocative, vibrantly textured digital illustrations, Waters’ superbly curated poems offer something for everyone: majestic and inspiring as nature itself." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
About the Author
Fiona Waters is renowned in the world of children's books for her passion, enthusiasm, and encyclopedic knowledge of children's literature. She has published more than eighty titles, and her work has been translated into many different languages all over the world. In 2006 she won the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award for her anthology Why Does My Mum Always Iron a Crease in My Jeans? Born and raised in Edinburgh, Fiona Waters now lives in the South of England with thousands of books and several very discerning cats.
Frann Preston-Gannon is an illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home, was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Book Prize. She is also the illustrator of Busy-Eyed Day by Anne Marie Pace, One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon, and Home Is… by Hannah Barnaby, among others. She was the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and spent a month living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak. She lives in London, England.