COME NEXT SEASON by Kim Norman

COME NEXT SEASON

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lyrical look at the changing of the seasons.

Two siblings scamper through the seasons, showing readers just what is special about each one. Summer begins with a gigantic cannonball from a rope swing over the lake. Slippery ears of corn are shucked and munched as the two “eat outside, smacking mosquitoes between buttery bites.” The children feel the wind from the fan, cooling the night, which slips seamlessly into the chilly wind of fall. Miyares’ palette switches from sunny brightness to fiery reds and warmer yellows. The two pals (who may be fraternal twins or just close in age) jump into piles of leaves and stuff their pockets with pecans. The cool, blue tones of winter bring sledding and nights spent working puzzles, while spring shows a visit to a farm and a new addition of a furry friend. Each season in this rural, temperate place is full of simple, everyday delights. The white frame house stands alone, trees, blueberry bushes, a lake, and other bucolic delights for the children to enjoy without adult supervision all nearby. Norman expertly conjures what seasonal change feels like in the country with delicious sensory details and warm, family togetherness. The family depicted presents white.

Wholesome, cozy, and nostalgic; pitch perfect. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-374-30598-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2019




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