When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad

Published by Roaring Brook Press 

Summary:

march 22

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.

 

 

4 thoughts on “When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad

  1. Happy Birthday Jane! I can’t ever tell you enough how much I enjoy this daily book report and your commentary. You must be an amazing person because you share the birthday with my mom, who is a healthy, energetic, and strong 81 years old today. Enjoy every moment of your next trip around the sun.

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  2. P.S. I just got this book in one of my libraries and love it. Also agree it would be wonderful way to carry poetry throughout the year.

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