• 32 Pages
  • 8" x 10"
  • 9780807581292
  • September 2012

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  • Clear, sparse word imagery can be understood by the youngest reader and will encourage older students to read and write poetry.

    - Library Media Connection

  • Unlike some haiku, Farrar’s creations are accessible and fun for a young audience, and the poetry is extended through the glowing watercolor nature scenes by Caldecott Honor Book illustrator Plume.

    - Booklist

  • This quietly contemplative collection offers a look at the wonders of nature over the course of a year…Plume’s understated yet cheerful artwork brings the selections to life and exemplifies the power and beauty of nature…This charming book is a wonderful supplement for units on weather, seasons, animals, or poetry in general.

    - School Library Journal

  • And just in case these wonderfully imagistic poetic kernels or Plume’s warm, lushly hued watercolors miss their mark, readers can always turn to Farrar’s prose expositions on time and the seasons at the volume’s end. But the tight marriage of word and image present in the majority of these double-page spreads should render that explanatory annex unnecessary.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • A wonderful tool for introducing readers of all ages to haiku. Sid Farrar’s thought-provoking pieces are delightfully clever, a perfect blend of witty and tender, and clearly reflecting the author’s appreciation for nature.

    - Christian Library Journal, starred review

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Children's Books of the Year 2013, Bank Street College
  • 2013 Notable Children's Book - ALSC
  • Library Media Connection's Editor's Choice for 2013


Common Core

RL.1,3,4.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 5.60