We have a new children’s picture book in our house that perfectly and beautifully captures the cycle of seasons through the year. Simply titled Seasons, this book was written and illustrated by Swiss graphic designer Anne Crausaz. First published in France, this title was published in English this year (lucky us!) by Kane Miller, who sent me the book.
Both the text and the artwork are wonderfully evocative and I have to say that I enjoy the book as much as my daughters do. Here is a glimpse into the interior:
Fall, glorious fall!
“…and the leaves make a wonderful crackling sound. Jump in!”
And here are a couple of the pages from spring.
“If a ladybug lands on you, it might tickle.”
I love the stylized artwork and how the little girl is shown using her senses to interact with nature through the different seasons. In the spring she smells cherry blossoms, listens to blackbirds, and is tickled by a ladybug. In the summer she watches fireflies, picks tomatoes, hears a summer storm, and feels the contrasting temperatures of water and air at the beach. I love the simplicity and magic in these pages!
Want to buy this gem of a book to share with your little one? Seasons is available on Amazon or you can buy it from any Usborne dealer, including the one I buy my own Usborne books from (Kane Miller is part of Usborne).
Seasons was generously sent to me by Kane Miller; all views expressed are my own.
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