Discover the Seasons

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Author/illustrator Diane Iverson introduces the young child to the wonders of the changing seasons in Discover the Seasons. Rich illustrations and sensitive poetry vividly capture the unique spirit of each part of the year: celebration for spring, learning for summer, work for fall and rest for winter. Each theme is then explored through hands-on activities that adults and children can share. Tasty recipes using freshly gathered fruits and vegetables provide the final, ...
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Overview

Author/illustrator Diane Iverson introduces the young child to the wonders of the changing seasons in Discover the Seasons. Rich illustrations and sensitive poetry vividly capture the unique spirit of each part of the year: celebration for spring, learning for summer, work for fall and rest for winter. Each theme is then explored through hands-on activities that adults and children can share. Tasty recipes using freshly gathered fruits and vegetables provide the final, irresistible highlight for each season.

Author Biography: Diane is a wildlife artist and a grandma who has never outgrown splashing in puddles and climbing trees. She lives with her husband in Prescott, Arizona, where they enjoy camping and backpacking. She devotes a great deal of time to conservation education programs in schools. Diane is the author and illustrator of three Dawn books: My Favorite Tree, Discover the Seasons and I Celebrate Nature.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rhymes, recipes, crafts and realistic, double-page illustrations encourage readers to celebrate the seasons in this combination picture book/activity book. Beginning with spring, each season is introduced with flowery, at times slightly reaching poems ("Green grass turns gold/ in the glowing sun./ Ripe sweetness fills the air./ Little ones sniff/ and taste and run,/ Content with nature's fare") set against high-color, amply detailed spreads featuring animals in their natural habitats. The subjects of each picture are further described in prose, more factual than the verse but still fairly purplish. Activities for each season range from the tried and true (wire-hanger mobiles, milk-carton birdfeeder, etc.) to the easy but inventive (save dryer lint for bird nests, make hummingbird nectar). Of the recipes, the most intriguing is the break-all-categories peach treat cooked in a "solar oven" made of black construction paper and foil. An unexceptional but more or less satisfying smorgasbord for the entire family. Ages 3-10. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883220433
  • Publisher: Dawn Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 735,920
  • Age range: 3 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.05 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Want to Discover more about the seasons? If so, this is the book!

    The best part of this book is the extension activities that are included at the end of each season. These activities include adopting a park, playground, or stream in the summer, making Christmas wrap in the winter, and much more. Love to cook? Recipes are included for each season, too.

    While the book is written for children between the ages of 3-10, I believe that looking at the pictures and describing them would be more appropriate than the words themselves. On the other hand, the facts included on each page are interesting for older children to enjoy. In other words, there is something for everyone!

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