Published by Roaring Brook Press
just like a tiny, blue hello
a crocus blooming
in the snow
Starting with the spring solstice (March 20), these poems wind their way through the seasons, finishing up on March 20 of the following year. In between are poems about flowers and strawberries, the beach, pumpkins, and frost and snow. The title of each poem is a date, and all are illustrated with simple but evocative pictures.
Pros: This year of poems would make an excellent introduction to poetry and may inspire young writers to try to capture the various seasons through their own words.
Cons: There was no poem for my birthday. Or for my half-birthday, for that matter, which happens to be today.