Thursday, 17 September 2015

Seasons Come, Seasons Go: Tree by Britta Teekentrup (Children's, Picture book, 10/10E)

I love the foxes!
 10th September 2015, Little Tiger Press, 32 pages, Hardback, Review copy 

Content: seasons, 
Summary from Amazon (I don't benefit by mentioning them, and LTP haven't got it up yet)
 Explore the beauty of the changing seasons in this timeless peek-through book with beautiful artwork from Britta Teckentrup and accompanying rhyming text. Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.
Nayu's thoughts 
This is an extremely clever way of examining seasons. Each double page spread looks at the same tree and the same woods as the seasons change. Not only that, there are holes cut in the pages so animals can be seen scampering about the trees, decreasing in number during certain seasons. The illustrations are cute and fairly detailed , which encourages the reader to think about how seasons change where they live, and to find the smaller details which at first glance may be missed but which can be significant parts of a season. The colours are pleasing, and the expressions on the animals' faces made me smile. 

Find out more on Britta's website.

Available to buy from most bookstores including NRC affiliate Foyles

Suggested read 
Another thought provoking read looking at seasons is Brother William's Year by Jan Pancheri (Children's, Picture Book, 10/10E)

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