Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. As the temperature drops, sunset comes earlier and a new season begins. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes.
This meditative picture book is a tribute to the beauties of the changing seasons and the secret moments to be found in nature. Tony Johnston's main character is a quiet child whose sketchbook is a favorite companion; kids who prefer time alone will see themselves in her solitary contentment. This captivating and lyrical story will encourage young readers to find their own quiet places to watch the seasons go by.
"With meditative language, Johnston (The Cat with Seven Names) offers a vivid sense of the changing seasons and of stillness. LaMarche quietly and sensitively portrays a child who’s comfortable spending hours alone, working on her own projects and observing — a young naturalist." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Aug 26, 2014|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books|