What's your favorite season?
Follow Ki-ki, Owen, Lily, and Kevin through the year as they explore the four seasons.
Cheerful haiku accompany season-related questions and answers about weather, the natural world, and the human body. Find out why we have seasons and how they vary around the world.
|Product dimensions:||8.56(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Grace Lin grew up in Upstate New York with her parents and two sisters. While the other sisters became scientists, Grace became an artist.
After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Grace quickly set out to achieve her dream of creating children's books. Grace and written and illustrated several books for children, including THE UGLY VEGETABLES, DIM SUM FOR EVERYONE! and OLIVINA FLIES. Grace lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Ranida McKneally studied cell biology as an undergraduate at Cornell University and did her graduate work in behavioral ecology at Harvard University. Her studies have taken her on many fun adventuresfrom peering into tiny cellular worlds in laboratories to tracking wild gibbons in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Through her work and writing, she hopes to engage kids in learning more about the wonders of the natural world. Ranida lives in Medford, MA with her husband, daughter, and fluffy collie.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Critique:This is a good example of an informational book becuase of how it addresses many common qhestions that kids might have about the four seasons from a simple scientific perspective. It presents accurate information like when it answers the question relating to why the air is sticky in the summer. Genre: Informational
This is a wonderful multidimensional book! Great for different ages. For younger ones - brightly illustrated intro to seasons. For the older kids this book offers a simple explanation of different weather/season related processes (frost, thunder, wind, red cheeks etc). It also introduces haiku - a traditional Japanese poem style. I absolutely love page layout - the scientific part is separated, thus does not overwhelm the reader.Very easy to navigate. Awesome!
"Seasons" combines lighthearted, age-appropriate haiku with nonfiction passages answering kids' most common questions associated with the seasons. Each double-page spread is organized by question-- such as "Why do leaves change color?" "Why do I sneeze?" and "What makes a thunderstorm?" While the 1-2 paragraph answers contain some difficult scientific words and language, young readers could easily understand them with a little assistance from an older peer or adult. Both the nonfiction passages and the haiku are well written and will appeal to young readers; many contain dialogue (for example: on the pages detailing "What makes a thunderstorm?", the following haiku appears: "Lily hears thunder/"You don't have to yell!" she calls./Still, the sky grumbles.") This text would work well in any science or creative writing class. The lack of a source page is disappointing, and my only reason for not giving this book 5 stars; there is a helpful glossary in the back.
I really enjoyed how they have side notes explining what happens during the season and different things about the season such as "why is the air sticky" in summer.