Sing a Song of Seasons

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Sing a Song of Seasons
Series: Science, Nature, & Math, Nature Study
Genres: Juvenile Nonfiction, Rhyming & Verse
Tags: Ages 5-8, Ages 8-12
ASIN: 1536202479
ISBN: 1536202479

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, and many more.

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About the Book

This lovely collection is filled with bold, seasonal illustrations and a poem for each day of the year. You’ll find verses by familiar poets, some that may be new to you, and some poems written by a wide variety of modern poets.

The title comes from the Robert Louis Stevenson poem titled Autumn Fires. (You may also be familiar the the UK version of this book titled I Am the Seed That Grew.)

Classic poems, silly poems, modern verse, haiku, and many more. In one year, you’ll cover a ton of styles with your kids. Then when you return to them the following year, they somehow feel familiar yet new all over again.

The poems are categorized by month making it easy to find a poem for a particular day. Plus, you never know what fun illustration you’ll get when you turn a page. Some of our favorites are the animals.

Recommended for all ages!

Katie says:

This collection is a great addition to morning time, meal time, or bed time! We’ve read through it several times now and never get tired of hearing the poems again. We often miss several days in a row and pick up where we left off reading several at a time, which works well since they’re grouped by theme.


About the Author:

Fiona Waters was born in Edinburgh and she has had her nose in a book ever since. When she was about seven she heard Gabriel Woolf reading The Lady of Shalott on the radio and from that moment she was hooked on poetry forever. Fiona has worked with children’s books all her life as a bookseller, publisher, author, reviewer and latterly as the Editorial Director of Troubadour, choosing the books for book fairs in schools. Now retired, she has been travelling to all the fairytale places she dreamt of as a child, like Russia and Japan, reading even more books with her two cats and still very much enjoying compiling anthologies. Read more here.

A Few Reviews:

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

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

Stunning mixed-media illustrations by Frann Preston-Gannon (The Journey Home) depict critters, environments and weather phenomena with lifelike textures and contrasts that pop. This anthology impresses with its captivating art, careful balance of melancholy and uplifting verses, and timeless themes of playing, observing, aging and enduring through the years.
Shelf Awareness for Readers

A less elegiac celebration of the countryside and its joys comes in a wonderful collection of poetry for children, ‘Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year’ (Nosy Crow, 336 pages, $40)…Children ages 4-12 who pass a year with this book will do so in the thoughtful company of all sorts of poets, from Langston Hughes and Christina Rossetti to Ogden Nash and that most prolific of versifiers,
The Wall Street Journal

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