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.

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

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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.

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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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