School Library Journal (2/1/10)
Bursting with energy, this celebration of childhood follows the familiar activities that bring joy and comfort through a year of nature’s changes.
From the first flowers of spring through the lazy days of summer, the brisk chill of autumn, and the shivery anticipation of blustery, snowy holidays, ALL AROUND THE SEASONS highlights the wonderful things that make each turn in the year unique. Lively verses and exuberant images show children finding fun in everyday pastimes — digging a garden or drawing on the sidewalk, dancing through sprinklers or making s’mores, carving pumpkins or building a snowman beside a house full of twinkling lights. Barney Saltzberg’s latest creation is an ode to the great gifts of nature, to families’ shared memories, and to childhood itself.