colors are appearing
So, of course in the midst of all of this, it is only right that stories of the seasons and especially spring are what everyone wants. After a parent requested books on the seasons I discovered that our collection was seriously lacking, so I bought a half dozen new fic/nonfiction titles for our the kiddos and when they arrived I absolutely fell in love with this book!
Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors, (Joyce Sidman, illus. Pamela Zagarenski) is so wonderful! Not only does it reiterate the colors of the seasons, but it meanders through a year in a book loaded with gorgeous collage artwork--it is no surprise that it was a Caldecott honor book the year it came out (2009)! I love love love it! I read it with the 4s & 5s group, and the Headstart kiddos. The kiddos were excited about Easter this week and it's all they've been telling me about--the chocolate egg soaked version, not the Jesus one--so it felt good to read something non-Eastery that held our attention. Blissful spring!
*Sighing with contentment*