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by Myra Cohn Livingston and Will Hillenbrand

A poem that first appeared in a 1959 collection by Myra Cohn Livingston makes for... read more

A poem that first appeared in a 1959 collection by Myra Cohn Livingston makes for a spirited trip across the year as a stand-alone picture book. Livingston marks each month by a distinctive action or activity. January “shivers,” March “blows off the winter ice.” June is “deep blue swimming.” December brings snow and sleds and Santa. Livingston’s brief poem is in the first-person, and artist Will Hillenbrand depicts the speaker as a lively, dark-haired, white-skinned girl in his vibrant mixed-media illustrations. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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