Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go by Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup
|Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go by Patricia Hegarty and Britta Teckentrup|
|Category: For Sharing|
|Reviewer: Sue Magee|
|Summary: An interactive look at the seasons in a toddler-friendly book.|
|Buy? Yes||Borrow? Yes|
|Pages: 32||Date: September 2015|
|Publisher: Little Tiger Kids|
Owl has seen it all before, but right now it's winter and he's snug in his tree, waiting for the snow to melt and the first shoots to peep through the ground. Young bear cubs are playing and owl senses that spring cannot be far away. Gradually leaves fall and the breeze becomes softer. The squirrels play in the tree and fox cubs sniff the air. Birds fly into the tree and it's obvious that summer is nearly here and then the bees are humming in the sky and apples ripen in the tree. Autumn follows on and then it's winter again.
You're probably nodding and thinking that you've seen dozens of books which cover this sort of sequence but Tree is just that little bit different, because there are cutouts in the pages which reveal and then cover the bears, foxes, squirrels, birds and bees as they arrive and depart. Even owl decides that he could be snug inside his home once we reach deep midwinter. It's cleverly, neatly done, as you'd expect from Britta Teckentrup and whilst the pages are not indestructible they are substantial enough to stand quite a bit of toddler playfulness. I mean, what is the point of a hole you're not allowed to poke your finger through?
The book is gently educational without being too worthy and the commentary is in a rhyme which reads aloud easily. You'll find something new on the page each time you read (watch out for spider - he's never mentioned but he's definitely there) and there's plenty to chat about and discuss as you move through the seasons. As the illustrations are clear and for the most part in strong colours they immediately attract toddler attention - and hold it.
I'd like to thank the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.
If this book appeals we've another interactive book which you might enjoy: Secrets of the Apple Tree by Carron Brown and Alyssa Nassner
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