The Year Comes Round by Sid Farrar
Haiku through the Seasons

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"Brown bear politely/offers to surrender his/den to nosy skunk." Twelve nature-themed haiku accompanied by lush illustrations take the reader from January to December. A great way to introduce children to the traditional Japanese poetry form.

About Sid Farrar

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Sid Farrar works in publishing and lives with his wife, Wendy, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has three grown children, Dan, Rose, and Jacob and a grandson, Vinny. Sid wrote poems for his kids when they were little, including some of the poems in this book. He enjoys the change of seasons on his walks in the woods and around the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ilse Plume is a collector and illustrator of children's songs and folktales from around the world. Her first book, The Bremen Town Musicians, was a Caldecott Honor book for 1981. She has since created many other beautiful works, including The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Velveteen Rabbit. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Published February 11, 2014 by Albert Whitman & Company. 18 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Similarly, Plume’s exquisite artistry renders a slightly more complex winter poem—“Each windowpane’s a / masterpiece, personally / signed: Your Friend, Jack Frost”—accessible through its abstract amalgam of blue, gray and white icy designs.

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In The Year Comes Round: Haiku through the Seasons, Sid Farrar presents a precious haiku for each month of the year, simple and sparkling as snowflakes.

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Youth Services Book Review

Perceptive, clever haiku poems provide vignettes of the four seasons, such as this one, “The morning rain bursts/ dandelions from the earth like/ countless little suns.” Adorable watercolor images by Caldecott Honor winner Ilse Plume fit perfectly with the poems.

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