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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- 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-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day.


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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- 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-ups!) to share at the beginning or the end of the day.

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

  1. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    This book is spectacular! I will add pics at a later date as the pages are beautiful. I will add one poem for now... August 8th DAYS Days fly by on holidays, they escape like birds released from cages. What a shame we can’t buy tokens of time, save them up and lengthen the good days, days you wish would last forever. You could wear these days with pride, fasten them like poppies to your coat, or keep them in a tin, like sweets, a confection of days to be held on the tongue and tasted, now and then. Bria This book is spectacular! I will add pics at a later date as the pages are beautiful. I will add one poem for now... August 8th DAYS Days fly by on holidays, they escape like birds released from cages. What a shame we can’t buy tokens of time, save them up and lengthen the good days, days you wish would last forever. You could wear these days with pride, fasten them like poppies to your coat, or keep them in a tin, like sweets, a confection of days to be held on the tongue and tasted, now and then. Brian Moses Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hilary

    This is a lovely big book with a poem for each day of the year. The illustrations are beautiful, this is a colourful book with very nice depictions of birds, animals, trees, flowers and outdoor scenes. There is a good selection of poems and they are relevant to the season they are found in. The only slight downside to this book is that some poems are quite short and it would have been good on those days to have a couple of poems perhaps. This would make a lovely daily read to a child on waking or This is a lovely big book with a poem for each day of the year. The illustrations are beautiful, this is a colourful book with very nice depictions of birds, animals, trees, flowers and outdoor scenes. There is a good selection of poems and they are relevant to the season they are found in. The only slight downside to this book is that some poems are quite short and it would have been good on those days to have a couple of poems perhaps. This would make a lovely daily read to a child on waking or before bed. I really like the idea of a poem a day book although sadly I don't have the self discipline to just read one poem at a time, this would be a very nice thing to do with a child though and there are some beautiful scenes to look at.

  3. 4 out of 5

    KC

    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.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michael Fitzgerald

    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 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 that didn't make it in). The illustrations are nice, but I could have sacrificed half of them to get a lot more poems.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joy

    Such a beautiful and joyful book. Highly recommend this to readers young and old!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    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 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 learning to love words or poetry, this book is a treasure trove, and for teachers or parents intent on fostering such a love, it's a quick reference and one they can reach for time and time again. As I read the various poems, some aloud and some to myself, I was struck once again with the many wonders of nature and its four seasons, each of which has something to recommend it. Clearly, the editor who selected these poems for inclusion in this volume, spent a great deal of time in pondering which ones to choose. This is a well-designed weighty tome filled with written delights--and even a ribbon for place-holding as well as an index of first lines and titles. There's even a table of contents separating each month.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    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.... 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....

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tamra

    This is a museum of an oversized picture book with a brief nature poem for each day of the year. Gorgeous!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Hope

    Most modern poetry for children is twaddle, so I was delighted to find an exception in Fiona Water's collection, Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year. Not only has Waters chosen fine poems filled with rich language, she chose an illustrator who captured the whimsy and wonder of the natural world. (I am troubled by the garish, cartoony figures in most children's books.) Sing a Song of Seasons offers 365 bite-sized poems that coincide nicely with each season of the year. Most modern poetry for children is twaddle, so I was delighted to find an exception in Fiona Water's collection, Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year. Not only has Waters chosen fine poems filled with rich language, she chose an illustrator who captured the whimsy and wonder of the natural world. (I am troubled by the garish, cartoony figures in most children's books.) Sing a Song of Seasons offers 365 bite-sized poems that coincide nicely with each season of the year. Several well-known poets are included such as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Cristina Rossetti, but most are more modern. The choices are child-friendly without being too silly which shows a surprising respect for young readers.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    I received this as a present, and we are loving it! The book is heirloom/keepsake quality. Each two-page spread is beautifully illustrated in full color. The illustration actually takes up the entire page area and serves as the background; it might be a beach scene or a ladybug on a leaf or a starry night. They usually captivate the babe. There are 3-4 poems per two-page spread, all with the same theme. The poems vary in length, style, and authorship from Robert Frost to Jack Prelutsky. Each is I received this as a present, and we are loving it! The book is heirloom/keepsake quality. Each two-page spread is beautifully illustrated in full color. The illustration actually takes up the entire page area and serves as the background; it might be a beach scene or a ladybug on a leaf or a starry night. They usually captivate the babe. There are 3-4 poems per two-page spread, all with the same theme. The poems vary in length, style, and authorship from Robert Frost to Jack Prelutsky. Each is labeled with a date, so we usually read a handful at a time and have actually stayed current. I like that there is such variety, and it gives us something different to read every night.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Allie

    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 print pr 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 print primarily white folx, but as a means of trying to understand the massive undertaking involved in publishing a giant book of poetry.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Beverly

    Excellent selection of nature poems, paired with outstanding illustrations.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Morgan

    Absolutely delightful, if not a bit cumbersome. A must-own for any lover of children's books, nature, and poetry. Absolutely delightful, if not a bit cumbersome. A must-own for any lover of children's books, nature, and poetry.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Prince William Public Libraries

    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 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 illustrations are perfectly paired with the carefully curated poems, and most of the poems are brief enough that you can breeze through large sections before you realize how many pages you’ve read. And yet the scope is such that you can’t take it all in in one sitting. It really is a stunning work. Read it alone. Read it aloud to others. It would be a great way to instill a love of poetry and nature in the young folks in your life. - John D. Click here to find the book at the Prince William County Public Library System.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Daberriers

    My girls and I are currently on our second read through this beautiful book. I have loved introducing them to some of my favorite poets and discovering new ones. The selection includes good variety of poetry from past to present, and we often find ourselves digging deeper as we research a particular poet or style, memorize pieces, and even try our hand at creating our own poetry/art. I highly recommend this book to anyone, young or old, who enjoys poetry, nature or lovely illustrations. It is an My girls and I are currently on our second read through this beautiful book. I have loved introducing them to some of my favorite poets and discovering new ones. The selection includes good variety of poetry from past to present, and we often find ourselves digging deeper as we research a particular poet or style, memorize pieces, and even try our hand at creating our own poetry/art. I highly recommend this book to anyone, young or old, who enjoys poetry, nature or lovely illustrations. It is an heirloom quality book that our family will treasure for years to come

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ricki

    I adore this book. It's huge and full of great classic poems paired with gorgeous art. I need to own it... even though the hardcover is so expensive... so I can read a poem with the kids every day :D I adore this book. It's huge and full of great classic poems paired with gorgeous art. I need to own it... even though the hardcover is so expensive... so I can read a poem with the kids every day :D

  17. 5 out of 5

    Betsy Cypress

    This is one of our very favorite poetry anthologies ever. We read it daily in our homeschool (and in our free time). The art is beautiful.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Hope McCabe

    1. Sing a Song of Seasons is a beautiful collection of poems for every day of the year. With writers spanning from Shakespeare to Hughes to Frost, there is an abundant of moving varieties of poems. Beautiful illustrations appropriate to the seasons are laced throughout the book, emphasizing deep feeling and connection from pictures to words. 2. This book is incredible—from its large size to its abundance of poems, readers can feel the deep connection and identity to nature. Each poem is unique an 1. Sing a Song of Seasons is a beautiful collection of poems for every day of the year. With writers spanning from Shakespeare to Hughes to Frost, there is an abundant of moving varieties of poems. Beautiful illustrations appropriate to the seasons are laced throughout the book, emphasizing deep feeling and connection from pictures to words. 2. This book is incredible—from its large size to its abundance of poems, readers can feel the deep connection and identity to nature. Each poem is unique and holds a special place. It is also incredibly organized, with contents for each month and labels on each page. 3. Other books like this one: Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris; Sing a Season Song by Jane Yolen and Lisel Ashlock; A Poem for Every Night of the Year by Allie Esiri; Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems by Kate Coombs 4. This book could be used easily as a mentor text for writing. It can inspire writing on the seasons and writing poems—or even both! It is also unique because each child can identify their birthday with a poem. Children can use this big book to inspire a free-flowing, creative kind of writing that varies among different writers and can even adapt poems that they have specifically chosen and liked.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    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 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 the book is in your hands. You can find favorite poets, look for new ones, find your birthday poem or your child's. Poets familiar and poets new to me are included. It's a must-see, must-have book for poetry lovers, for a classroom perhaps, for a favorite person. Here's the Thanksgiving page I thought you'd like to see since that holiday is near.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Laura Salas

    This is such a beautiful book--I adore Frann Preston-Gannon's art. And some of the poems are gems! For me, too many of them were ditties or the kind of public domain poems often used to fill out anthologies because of all the rights issues. I LOVED about 10% of the poems, and I really enjoyed about 25% more. I discovered new-to-me poets whose work I'll explore more. But I wish there were more contemporary poets included and fewer filler poems. I understand why it is the way it is, and the econom This is such a beautiful book--I adore Frann Preston-Gannon's art. And some of the poems are gems! For me, too many of them were ditties or the kind of public domain poems often used to fill out anthologies because of all the rights issues. I LOVED about 10% of the poems, and I really enjoyed about 25% more. I discovered new-to-me poets whose work I'll explore more. But I wish there were more contemporary poets included and fewer filler poems. I understand why it is the way it is, and the economics of anthologies are very tough. I just wish there were more I really loved here. Would love to see an anthology like this focusing on American poets, too. Maybe part of the reason I didn't love more poems was because it's a British anthology and thus has a different feel to it than an American one. It's a beauty of a book, though--well worth checking out!

  21. 5 out of 5

    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 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 arranged following monthly, date-labeled tables of contents. The back matter is an invaluable resource (author index, title index, and first line index). The language is enhanced brilliantly by the remarkable illustrations throughout. And how about this... my copy includes a page-marker ribbon, something that makes my heart smile.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    This is a compilation of nature poems, one for each day of the year, illustrated. That description is exactly what I was looking for. The compilation is diverse in poetry styles and authors. I love the idea, and enjoyed several poems I was familiar with, and found several new poems that I really enjoyed. There is a very good index of authors, poems, and first lines. Overall, I liked this book. However, I'm not sure that I actually liked enough of the poems to give 4+ stars. I think it's the same This is a compilation of nature poems, one for each day of the year, illustrated. That description is exactly what I was looking for. The compilation is diverse in poetry styles and authors. I love the idea, and enjoyed several poems I was familiar with, and found several new poems that I really enjoyed. There is a very good index of authors, poems, and first lines. Overall, I liked this book. However, I'm not sure that I actually liked enough of the poems to give 4+ stars. I think it's the same book with a different name as "I am the seed that grew the tree" (same selector, illustrator, and at least some pages appear same).

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dna

    Sing a Song of Seasons is overwhelmingly lush, with gorgeous and magical illustrations, and features a short poem or rhyme for each day of the year. I used this in storytimes, using the day's rhyme to prompt brief conversations with the kids about whatever element that might pop out: nature, animals, music, sounds, textures...anything! This is a beautiful volume worth owning, or just borrowing again and again. Thank you, HPL. Sing a Song of Seasons is overwhelmingly lush, with gorgeous and magical illustrations, and features a short poem or rhyme for each day of the year. I used this in storytimes, using the day's rhyme to prompt brief conversations with the kids about whatever element that might pop out: nature, animals, music, sounds, textures...anything! This is a beautiful volume worth owning, or just borrowing again and again. Thank you, HPL.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bren

    Lovely! A great coffee table book to return to again and again, daily, or any day. A welcomed moment of pause to appreciate nature, poetry, and art- three of my favorite things all wrapped into one, delightful collection! The illustrations are inviting and bright, and the poets included are a vast array of the classic renowned names we've always loved, and new, modern poets as well. Enjoyable for all ages. Lovely! A great coffee table book to return to again and again, daily, or any day. A welcomed moment of pause to appreciate nature, poetry, and art- three of my favorite things all wrapped into one, delightful collection! The illustrations are inviting and bright, and the poets included are a vast array of the classic renowned names we've always loved, and new, modern poets as well. Enjoyable for all ages.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marcia

    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. 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.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    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. 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.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Holly Cote-Troupe

    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.

  28. 4 out of 5

    LeeAnn

    I got this book at the library and we so enjoyed it for the month we had it at home. The poems are easily accessible to all ages and the illustrations are lovely. I have this on my wishlist to buy someday.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Chambers

    Very sweet book with a poem for each day of the year. Very nice drawings to accompany the poems. This was a borrowed library book so I had to read it within 3 weeks and return it , but it is worth buying and reading 1 poem a day and reflecting on it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Juli Anna

    A lovely collection, with old favorites and new voices. I would have liked to see a few more pre-19th century poems, but that's ok. Gorgeous illustrations. This would have felt like a treasure to me as a child. A lovely collection, with old favorites and new voices. I would have liked to see a few more pre-19th century poems, but that's ok. Gorgeous illustrations. This would have felt like a treasure to me as a child.

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