by Deborah Lee Rose

Abrams for Young Readers, $16.99, 26 pages

Soft, sweetly charming and captive, All the Seasons of the Year by Deborah Lee Rose has appropriately vivid colors and dialogue for young readers and viewers. Breezily introducing children to the different seasons and the joys that each one brings, this loveable book will be a favorite in the night-time ritual of reading before bed. All the Seasons of the Year is appealing for parents, infants and children alike.

Illustrations by Kay Chorao, are skillfully drawn, painted and delivered with the sing-song poetry that dances along on the pages like a ballerina in a fantasy-based ballet. This reviewer can easily picture a parent reading this book to their infant child with tears welling up in their eyes with the love for their child oozing to the top, or a child reading this to their parent with an enthusiasm that only children can muster. Memorization can be mastered easily and adds to the emotion and love. This children’s book should be required reading for young children with parents who want to share the changing seasons with the little ones they love.

Reviewed by M. Chris Johnson,