Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

'Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go' by Britta Teckentrup and Patricia Hegarty is a wonderful children's book on changing seasons. The book explains how one season slowly changes into a new one through poetic rhythmic couplets and bright illustrations with the cutouts in the pages that show animals arriving and leaving. The book starts with Winter season, where an owl sitting in a tree hollow who has seen it all and waiting for the snow to melt.

Next comes spring, and with it comes new life forms. All kind of animals start to show like bear cubs playing, squirrels scampering, birds singing and bees humming in the book's cut-out holes. The owl still sits in the hollow observing all the changes around and the leaves turning into vibrant colors. Slowly as the summer arrives, the activity starts to fade out and the owl leaves when ‘All the forest has gone to sleep’ until ‘the first new buds appear / And so begins another year’.

The book shows cycle of all the seasons, explaining what happens each season and how the nature changes each year. The kids will enjoy to witness seasons come and go, learn about the the changes in the tree and the animals that inhabit it. Order from here.