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A Busy Year

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An around-the-seasons board book to enjoy every month of the year!

Now available in a board book edition, here is Leo Lionni’s joyous celebration of the rhythms of nature. A tree changes month by month, watched over by twin mice who admire her on their frequent visits. “Oh, Woody, you are beautiful!” they exclaim in May, when her leaves are full and blossoming. And at Chris...more
Board book, 26 pages
Published January 13th 2004 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1992)
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Cheryl in CC NV
Sweet story of friendship, not quite as mystical as some of Lionni's fables. I don't know how children who live where there aren't seasons, or where winter comes in July, would enjoy the book. Quite straightforward, nothing much to say about it except that it's nice & nicely done.

Now, the copy I read seems to have an interesting history. I had to order it from another library in my system via ILL. In all of rural Nevada, there's one copy. And it's torn, and scribbled upon, and grimy. So, it...more
Gaby Roman
I really liked this short story. I would use this book to talk about months and what type of seasons correspond with each month. I may break my students up into small groups and give a certain amount of months to each group and they would need to figure out which season correspond with the list of months they have. The groups could create pictures about the season when they share their list of months with the season that corresponds to the list of months.
This was a sweet story about the relationship between two mice and a talking tree. I liked the illustrations, they were cute and the tree was especially lovely. It was also kind of cool to see the year go by month by month. I would probably recommend.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2009...
Bree Bosse
This is a phenomenal book about two twin mice to befriend a tree. The illustrations are great and it is a good book to show the changing of seasons and how a tree changes throughout the seasons. It is also a great book to teach about months of the year and the effect of the environment and humans on trees. Love this book!!!
Deborah Harris
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Cara Adams
Read to my students today for our plants/seeds unit we've been working on. They enjoyed it. Good way to reiterate seasons.
James Hitch
I learned the word "mouse" when my mom read this book to me.
Diana Pettis
Very cute story about mice working together as part of a family.
this is a cute book!
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Leo Lionni wrote and illustrated more than 40 highly acclaimed children's books. He received the 1984 American Institute of Graphic Arts Gold Medal and was a four-time Caldecott Honor Winner--for Inch by Inch, Frederick, Swimmy, and Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse. Leo Lionni died in October of 1999 at his home in Tuscany, Italy, at the age of 89.

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