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Seasons: A Book of Poems

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There is a special kind of quiet

Which every household knows;

We hear it in our sleep

Upon the first night that it snows.

With the signature warmth and insight that have made her one of the most heralded children's authors, Charlotte Zolotow has crafted her first I Can Read Book a beautiful collection of forty poems portraying the highlights and emotions of a child's year.

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Paperback, 64 pages
Published February 18th 2003 by HarperCollins (first published 2002)
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Katie Fitzgerald
In this easy-to-read poetry collection, prolific children's author Charlotte Zolotow shares her impressions of the four seasons. The book is divided into four parts. Winter Bits talks of snow, wind, and warm clothes. Spring Things focuses on birds, plants, and breezes. In Summer Thoughts, Zolotow describes butterflies, flowers, and bugs. Finally, in The Feel of Fall, the year winds down with Halloween, falling leaves, and golden fields.

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Kelly Grimes
Feb 24, 2015 Kelly Grimes rated it liked it
I chose to read the poem Falling Leaves

Personal reaction- I really enjoyed this poem but only if it were to be read to a kindergarten or even younger grade level. It is very straight forward poem that can teach young children about the season of fall. I really enjoyed the illustration of this poem too. Even though it is a short poem, it still provides a illustration that adds to the poem, drawing my eyes to the poem and wanting to read the poem.I would have enjoyed this poem more if it were just
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Leatha
Dec 11, 2011 Leatha added it
This is a book of over 40 poems about the seasons. Mostly told through the eyes of a child.

I would recommend this book for children K-3 grade. It has simple words for children learning to read the verses are clever, full of emotions, and entertaining. It is a book that is easily understood for younger children not yet able to read.
Andi
Aug 28, 2013 Andi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very sweet poems about the seasons. They're short enough that beginning readers (and even more advanced readers) won't get bored. The vocabulary and rhyme is charming, simple but not dum dum... May even give them a nudge to draw what they've read : )
Mandy Robek
Jul 11, 2016 Mandy Robek rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, 2016
Happy to discover Charlotte Zolotow has written poems for early readers. Lots of poems to enjoy to help savor the seasons.
Hannah
Jan 17, 2012 Hannah rated it really liked it
A great book of beginning poems with beautiful illustrations. I think my favorites were "First Snow" and "The Crickets."
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Jun 18, 2008 Dana rated it really liked it
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I liked these poems.

One that I read was A small pine tree. It reminded me of this little Christmas tree I used to have.
Ruth
Apr 12, 2013 Ruth rated it it was amazing
I love this book of poetry. The poems are so simple,but poignant. It is a great introductory tool to poetry and the seasons.
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I love how each of the seasons are portrayed by the superb illustrations.
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Beautiful art by Erik Blegvad, reminds me of Ernest Shepard
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Very refreshing, the small things in life are often times the best.
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Charlotte Zolotow (born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro) was an American author, poet, editor, and publisher of many books for children.
She was published by more than 20 different houses (many of which she has outlasted). She was an editor, and later publisher, at Harper & Row, which was called Harper & Brothers when she began to work there and is now known as HarperCollins.
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