“Sing a Season Song” by Jane Yolen is similar to “Best in Snow” by April Pulley Sayre, however it details all the seasons instead of just winter. There are few words, but they are beautiful, descriptive and well-chosen. It is a good book for studying seasons, animals, poetry, and rhymes. The illustrations are beautiful and detailed, and suitable for a drawing study. This is a very pleasant book!
“Best in Snow” by April Pulley Sayre is a nice book about how snow falls in the winter. It features several animals, such as a squirrel, a deer, and a blue jay. There are few words, but they are interesting and descriptive. The photos are detailed and beautiful. At the end of the book, there is useful information about water, snow, and ice. This book is very enjoyable.
“Sing a Song of Seasons”, edited by Fiona Waters and illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon is one of our favorite poetry books. It is a collection of 366 nature poems, one poem for each day. There are lots of traditional favorites and lots of lesser known poems. There is also a good mix of short poems and long poems. We have been encouraged to learn about many new-to-us poets and the other poems that they have written. On many days we love to look up the ‘poem of the day’, copy it out, and draw a picture similar to the illustrations or new from our imaginations. It is a perfect book for a home or school library, to be read and referenced over and over again.