Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Summary: An ethnically diverse group of young children enjoy the outdoors in all seasons. In spring they play in the mud, they enjoy a summer trip to the beach, in fall they play in the leaves, and winter brings cold and snow. After each outdoor adventure, they bring a bit of the outdoors in. At the end, they enjoy a box filled with photos of their adventures as well as a few keepsakes likes shells, leaves, and sticks. 32 pages; ages 3-6.
Pros: The rollicking rhyming text and exuberant illustrations should be enough to pry any young couch potato away from the Xbox and into the great outdoors.
Cons: The text seemed more like a song than a rhyme, but alas, there was no music provided, and I’m pretty sure it’s beyond my capabilities to make any up.