Today’s picture book poetry collection is incredibly ambitious! Its goal is one poem for every day of the year. That’s 365 poems!
I ran across this collection while browsing through the newest poetry picture books on the shelf at Barnes and Noble. It’s HUGE! Let me give you an idea of that perspective.
It’s as tall as a regular picture book, but a bit wider and a LOT thicker (like 3 times as much!).
As I read through “Sing a Song of Seasons,” I was thoroughly impressed by the variety of poems to be found within a constrained topic: nature (only animals, weather, or setting). Remember, there are 365 poems collected here! And the art work blends all the poems from many different poets together so beautifully. I loved the birds and foxes, etc. that crept through its pages. Each page turn was a glorious anticipation.
This is where I mourn picking ONLY one poem. THAT is a challenge. I loved so many of the poems in this collection, especially because there were a LOT of poems I’d never read before. What a delight! I relished reading every single one. This too might be a book I need in my forever collection.
BUT for today’s purposes, I share only one poem, the poem that would be on the date of my birthday. And I laughed when I read it because it was SO very appropriate for me. See for yourself!