PreS-Gr 1 -These books are a confusing mix of fact and fantasy and the series title is misleading. In Spring , two African-American children sail newspaper boats in the street (a possible safety concern). On the next page, these toys magically transform into real boats and the children sail along with various anthropomorphic animal friends. Later, the youngsters are shown climbing up a rainbow. Similarly, Summery Day shows some sort of sea monster at the beach, and in Winter , penguins on ice skates join in the fun. A book that intends to teach should stick to the facts. Although the illustrations are fun and capture a child's imagination, they don't make up for the books' limitations.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL [Page 83]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
A child describes some of the sights and sounds of winter.Review by Publisher Summary 2
There's white on the ground and a sense of wonder in the air. Crackling logs in the fireplace, penguins gliding across a frozen pond, and laughter amid the snow drifts is sure to make young readers anxious for the onset of winter. Enjoy the enchantment of the season and discover how the even the smallest snowflake can appear magical.