A ballet dancer recalls how she and her mother would welcome each season with a dance outdoors through spring meadows, summer beaches, autumn orchards, and winter snows. The lyrical text captures all the beauty of the changing seasons and the joy the pair have in life. Then, shifting to present tense, the grown daughter remembers how her mother’s dancing heart gives her inspiration to dance upon the stage.
"In spring, summer, fall and winter, a mother leads her young daughter in dancing a celebratory ballet, a hymn to the season. When the girl is older, she is a ballerina and remembers that her mother gave her a dancing heart.... [An] exuberant celebration of dance." -- School Library Journal