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A Year in Poems

2 May

There are many seasonal poetry books, but When Green Becomes Tomatoes written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Julie Morstad is well worth your while.


It opens in Spring, on March 20 to be precise, “balancing gently/ on the tip of spring”.  This


opening poem sets the tone for a book of poems that is introspective and wondering in a way that children can be. The book also has poems that are whimsically funny.

The book closes with Winter.


The final poem is also set on March 20 at the end of Winter, “balancing gently/ on the tip of spring”. The language of these poems, combined with Morstad’s illustrations, makes this a must read. And it might even become the inspiration for tiny writers to begin writing their own collection of seasonal poems.

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