7 yrs old

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold




"What do the trees know?

To bend when all the wild winds blow.

Roots are deep and time is slow.

All we grasp we must let go.

What do the trees know?

Buds can weather ice and snow.

Dark gives way to sunlight’s glow.

Strength and stillness help us grow."

Sophie's Squash

Sophie's Squash

Among my very favorite picture books are those with the theme of changing seasons.  This story by Wisconsin author Miller is at the top of the list.  At a fall farm market with her mother and father, Sophie picks out a yellow squash.  The squash is just the right size for Sophie to hold, and--it turns out—to love. “I’m glad we met,” says Sophie.

Colors Versus Shapes

Who are the stars of this book?  Colors or Shapes?  With the help of three unusual judges (featured in Boldt’s 123 versus ABC), two teams vie for the honor.  Team Color takes the stage to begin a talent contest, but Shapes soon crash it, and the game is on.   Red, Blue and Yellow do some fancy mixing to create a variety of new colors--everything from purple to turquoise.  But the shapes, including Circle, Triangle, and Square, show that they can change as well, adding side


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