By: Charlotte Zolotow
This wonderful collection of 28 seasonally organized poems was published to mark what would have been Charlotte Zolotow’s 100th birthday. These poems, originally published in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s have been republished with new illustrations. This collection is intended as a child’s first poetry collection, but will be enjoyed by all ages. The poems celebrate small moments that occur as months pass and subtle seasonal changes take place. I especially enjoyed part of the poem entitled Sleepless Nights: “I remember that night, / with the snow / white, white, white, / and my mother’s arms around me / warm and tight.” The bright and colorful palate of the illustrations will put a smile on the faces of everyone who reads this collection.