by Deborah Kerbel (Author), Miki Sato (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars
From dawn to the setting sun, children enjoy the beautiful sunshine! The sun helps a seed to grow. The sun puts freckles on our cheeks. The sun makes the ocean waves “flash and glimmer”. The evening sun makes the shadows stretch long. And finally, a beautiful pink sunset closes the day and it’s time for bed.
From the first snow of Winter to the last slushy melt of Spring, the different types of snow are perfect for children to play in! The children can make snow angels, skate on the ice, build snow forts and snowmen, and have a snowball fight. But some types of snow are not so fun, like sleet and hail. It’s difficult to shovel snow off the driveway. Even so, it certainly is lovely to see all the holiday lights sparkling on a blanket of snow.
The collage art style is absolutely phenomenal. The artist, Miki Sato, is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists! Every page is so beautiful! I love that you can see the different layers in the artwork. You can almost feel the texture of the tissue paper, cardboard, and fabric on the page. There are so many tiny details in each scene that I could spend several minutes looking at each page. I am literally in awe of this gorgeous art!
The text is simple, but enchanting. The stories are told in rhyming couplets for each page, and it brings me back to a simpler time in childhood. I was so delighted with the polished style of this story. The text flows along naturally, and is a delight to read out loud!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.