What did you like about the book? The illustrations are what drew me to this book. Hughes goes through each season and beautifully illustrates the book showing people enjoying each season. Katie and her baby brother Olly greet each day as a new adventure and enjoy each day while they are out and about. The poems are free verse and are not on every page. It’s a beautiful book to read and enjoy.
What didn’t you like about the book? I liked everything about this book
To whom would you recommend this book? Young children will love looking at and talking about the illustrations with an adult. There’s so much detail on each page, that a child could spend hours alone with this book looking at the pictures.
Who should buy this book? All libraries
Where would you shelve it and why? Poetry
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Sandra Pacheco, Gardner Public Schools, Gardner, MA
Date of review: April 1, 2015