Today I get to share another recent favorite from picture book poetry collections: “When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons” by Julie Fogliano and pictures by Julie Morstad. I’m absolutely smitten with it. It’s another collection that focuses on the seasons, but it is told with child-like delight in nature and simple things (like blueberries and sweaters).
This first poem that I’m sharing is in the Spring section again. Not only does it show the wonderful play with language that is Fogliano’s wheel-house, but it also gives you a glimpse of Morstad’s illustrations (gouache and pencil crayon). I feel like this poem describes the world of melting snow and waxwings so aptly that I am currently living in.