Number of Pages: 32
📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖
From Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho comes a beautiful anthology of monthly nature poems which encourage a love for the natural world and the importance of looking after it.
See how animals behave through the seasons, and the cycle of trees and plants, from the first blossoms of spring through to the stark winter wonderland in December. Twelve inspiring poems from Joseph Coelho, one for each month of the year, paired with folk art from Kelly Louise Judd give this book year-round appeal. A beautiful book for your bookshelf, to spark an idea for your own poem, or to teach a love for nature and to help children foster a love for the natural world.
‘Heart-flutteringly lovely and powerful’ – Book Trust
‘In the classroom, this book could be used as a reference for writers to create their own season poems; play with the language of the original poems or pair their own personal memories with the weather or changing seasons.’ – North Somerset Teachers Book Award
‘This will appeal to all ages and never date…’ – LoveReading4Kids
With stunning illustrations, this true celebration of the world we live in is a treasure for you and your child to share.
I saw this book on the Libby App and thought that I would give it a go for National Poetry Month (in April – I will admit that I forgot to post this review then!). I don’t read a lot of poetry and would generally describe myself as “not a poetry person”. Despite this being the case, I do like to try poetry now and again just in case anything has changed. With regards to this specific poetry book, I found it difficult to get to grips with what was being said. My mind just didn’t work in the way that these poems required, which lead to me giving a 2 star rating. I have no doubt though that others will be able to see what I couldn’t and enjoy reading it.
The illustrations were beautiful and I enjoyed the description at the top of the page about certain things in nature that generally happened in that month. The poem then followed and related back to the description at the top of the page.
I also enjoyed the length. I didn’t want anything too long and so for that this was perfect. You could either get through it in one sitting or you could take your time and easily spread it throughout the year.
Overall a pretty book.
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