Friday, November 12, 2021

Review - Seasons: A Book of Poems

Seasons: A Book of Poems

by Charlotte Zolotow
illustrated by Erik Blegvad
Date: 2002
Publisher: HarperCollins
Reading level: C
Book type: illustrated poetry collection
Pages: 64
Format: e-book
Source: Open Library

There is a special kind of quiet

Which every household knows;

We hear it in our sleep

Upon the first night that it snows.

With the signature warmth and insight that have made her one of the most heralded children's authors, Charlotte Zolotow has crafted her first I Can Read Book a beautiful collection of forty poems portraying the highlights and emotions of a child's year.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

It's amazing that this children's book of poems was only published in 2002. It has a quality to it that makes it seem much, much older.

I can't say that I was really wowed by any of the poems here, and the illustrations, old-timey as they are, are likewise just okay. Given some of the incredible illustrations in picture books today, this book may be a little too quaint for many of today's readers. However, it is easy to read, so it does serve its purpose as an easy-reader book.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: n/a
Writing & Editing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 ladybugs

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