Forest Has a Song

by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and Robbin Gourley

Poems describe what a girl wonders about the things she notices on walks through... read more

Poems describe what a girl wonders about the things she notices on walks through the woods across the year. In early spring she reads "Forest News" in the snowy footprints of various animals. Spring also reveals the story of a "Fossil," reverberates with a tree frog's "Proposal," and imagines the life of a "Lady Slipper": "Were you at the Forest Ball? / Were you having fun? When the clock struck midnight / did you have to run?" Summer is a "Spider" and thoughts of baby animals at "Dusk." In autumn, there are the secrets of a "Squirrel" storing food, and the "Song" of geese on the wing. Winter brings "Snowflake Voices" and a "Farewell." These and other poems of observation and playful contemplation are set against lovely, delicate illustrations. (Ages 5-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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