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All the Seasons of the Year

All the Seasons of the Year

Deborah Lee Rose
Illustrator:  Kay Chorao 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2010   ISBN: 978-0810983953

It is autumn, and the geese are starting to fly south. The trees “wear a gold and scarlet crown,” and leaves drift to the ground where a mama cat and her little son rake them up and jump in them.

In the winter, the cat and her child enjoy mornings when they wake up to discover that everything outdoors is covered with glittery snow. Together they “speed our sled on a downhill ride.”

By the time summer rolls around, “snow and sleds” are just in the cat’s dreams as they play in the summertime garden in the heat. They splash around in the ocean, lake and pool to keep cool.

Whatever the season, the mother cat loves her child, watching as he grows and changes.

In this beautiful picture book, a gentle rhyming text is paired with Kay Chorao’s warm and charming illustrations. Children will find the loving message reassuring, and they will enjoy seeing the things that two cats share as the seasons unfold.