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Simple, descriptive text and vivid art tell a story of the changing seasons by capturing the mood and colors of a spring morning, summer day, fall evening, and winter night. "Colors define the four seasons in this compact look at nature's annual cycle. In Siddals's first book, children can acquaint themselves with spring, summer, fall and winter through short verse and simple paintings." For ages 4-7.
“This small and simple concept book describes the colors in a spring morning, a summer day, a fall evening, and a winter night. Four specific scenes lead up to each panoramic double-page spread that features a farmhouse with a girl and a boy, a cat and a dog. Siddals’s appropriately straightforward and economical text is brought to life by Mather’s folksy watercolors. . . . It is well done without being overdone, and the size is just right.” —School Library Journal
“Cheerful yet elegant, spare yet satisfying, compact yet enveloping: these are hardly the words usually associated with simple concept books for the youngest children. But words and paintings combine to create a season book that surprises to the end. . . . Both author and artist capture the seasons with poetic intensity and wonder, finishing after ‘Winter night’ with the simplest yet pleasing conclusion: ‘Good night.’”—ALA Booklist
“A book of simple but deeply gratifying pleasures.” —Publishers Weekly
PETRA MATHERS is an acclaimed picture book illustrator whose books include In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden by Jack Prelutsky, The Miraculous Tale of the Two Maries by Rosemary Wells, Strange Mr. Satie by M. T. Anderson, and her own beloved Lottie books. She lives in Astoria, Oregon.