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Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Sing a Song of Seasons is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems -- one for every day of the year. Filled with familiar favorites and new discoveries written by a wide variety of poets, including William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, John Updike, Langston Hughes, N. M. Bodecker, Okamoto Kanoko, and many more, this is the perfect book for children (and grown- ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Nosy Crow
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Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This is truly an undertaking but well worth your time. There is a poem for everyday of the year along with adorable illustrations. A collection to go back to time and time again. Thank you to my library colleague to have thought of me by bringing this beauty to my attention.
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jnonfiction
Such a beautiful and joyful book. Highly recommend this to readers young and old!
Michael Fitzgerald
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm of two minds about this book. On one hand, it's very pretty, with full color illustrations a part of every spread (there's not a speck of true white space to be found, not even on the copyright acknowledgments page). The poems are varied and many favorites are included in the book's 300+ pages. On the other hand, it's a huge book (about 10x10") and a more traditional poetry anthology could probably include twice as many poems (and let's be honest, even with 365 included, there are many more ...more
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a museum of an oversized picture book with a brief nature poem for each day of the year. Gorgeous!
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gorgeously illustrated with mixed media illustrations that fill each page with color complement a whopping 365 poems. That's one for each day of the year, and while many of them will be familiar to readers, several of them are fresh and new. Even the older ones are fun to read aloud and contemplate or share with others. It's cool to look for the poem that has been chosen for one's birthday too although I don't know that "Midnight Visitors," the poem for my special day, fits me. For someone just ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
A gorgeously illustrated volume of nature poetry from authors old and new. The cover doesn't do it justice. Outstanding addition to any library - though extremely heavy, might be a bit difficult for a younger child to hold and covet....
Beautifully illustrated poetry collection.

As I read, I was taking mental notes of the number of women and BIPOC represented and it wasn't many. There are also a lot of "anonymous," many of which should be "traditional" I think. It made me think about the logistical hurdles involved in assembling a collection like this. You can't just reprint anything, so were they bound by the publisher's catalog/public domain/etc.? I ponder this not to make excuses for the editors & publishers to just prin
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jnf-800-poetry
Excellent selection of nature poems, paired with outstanding illustrations.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, this book is gorgeous. I look forward to bringing it out everyday in my homeschooling. The poetry is wonderful, the illustrations are beautiful. I'm in awww!!!! Of this book.
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Absolutely delightful, if not a bit cumbersome. A must-own for any lover of children's books, nature, and poetry.
Prince William Public Library System
Sing a Song of Seasons is a big, beautiful book. As the subtitle says, it’s a collection of nature poems for each day of the year. It’s massive, bulky, hefty and long, but it’s also shiny, colorful, engrossing and gorgeous. The sheer size of it is daunting at first, but flip to any random page (perhaps the date of the day you happen to pick it up) and after an initial tentative dip you’ll find yourself wading deeper and deeper into its enchanting combination of words and pictures. The lovely ill ...more
I am grateful to have a copy of this wonderful book from Candlewick, just in time for holiday gift-giving, for those you know love poetry, OR a gift for yourself. Publisher at Nosy Crow, Kate Wilson, remembered a book she had as a child filled with poetry, one she still has, from which she loved poetry. She wanted to create a new book filled with poetry too, asked Fiona Waters to select them and Frann Preston-Gannon to illustrate. You can choose to read a poem a day next year or begin as soon as ...more
Sandy Brehl
This is a coffee-table-worthy book that deserves daily living space with a family or classroom like yours. SING A SONG OF SEASONS: A NATURE POEM FOR EACH DAY OF THE YEAR offers poems collected by Fionna Waters and pages delightfully illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon. The unifying theme of nature provides the focus for these selected poems, a balanced blend of all-time classics (including ones by the prolific Anonymous) and contemporary creators. The poems are organized chronologically and arra ...more
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Publisher's Weekly Best Books 2018 - Picture Books List

This book is not really a picture book but more of an anthology of poems. Beautiful illustrations couple poems laid out for every day of a year. There are also there different indexes in the back - poets, poems, and first lines.

Recommended for ages 7+.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
This beautifully illustrated big sturdy book is filled with some of my favorite poems as well as many new ones. It's fun to look up the birthdays of your family and friends to see what poem has been chosen for their special day. There's a handy index at the back with poets, titles, and first lines listed. Great for all ages with delightful illustrations of wildlife throughout.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
This would make a good holiday gift for a kid who wants to read a poem each day of the new year. It would also make a lovely coffee table book. The poems that were selected aren't anything that's really new, special or amazing but the scenic illustrations work really well, like a calendar.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An anthology, lovingly illustrated, of 365 poems for children from Nursery Rhymes to Shakespeare and everything in between.

This would make a great addition to bedtime routines. I wish it had been around when my kids were young.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Gorgeous and enormous. A lovely collection.
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Lovely illustrations are paired with a fine poem for each day of the year.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, nonfiction, poetry
This is a a nice book to own. The illustrations are great. I likes that the author included poems by different poets.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beautiful collection of poems and art.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful illustrations correspond to poems marked for every day of the year. A variety of authors are used, though some feature more prominently than others. A great daily read aloud for children.
Allison M
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely wonderful poetry compilation, beautiful illustrations and lovely poems!
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