When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons

When Green Becomes Tomatoes Poems for All Seasons december and i woke to a morningthat was quiet and whitethe first snow just like magic came on tip toesovernightFlowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain Summer

  • Title: When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
  • Author: Julie Fogliano Julie Morstad
  • ISBN: 9781596438521
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • december 29and i woke to a morningthat was quiet and whitethe first snow just like magic came on tip toesovernightFlowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again In Julie Fogliano s skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad s charming pictures, the seasons comedecember 29and i woke to a morningthat was quiet and whitethe first snow just like magic came on tip toesovernightFlowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again In Julie Fogliano s skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad s charming pictures, the seasons come to life in this gorgeous and comprehensive book of poetry.

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    1. I don’t think I can adequately stress to you the degree to which I did not want to review this book. Not because it isn’t a magnificent title. And not because it isn’t pleasing to both eye and ear alike. No, it probably had more to do with the fact that it’s a work of poetry. I make a point of reviewing poetry regularly, though I’d be the first to say that it wasn’t my first language (if you know what I mean). I respect it but can occasionally find it tough going. I was determined to [...]

    2. I told my librarian I wanted to keep this gem of a poetry book for myself. She didn't like that idea, so I guess I will have to make a trip to the book store;)

    3. I have always loved poetry, and I have especially always adored lyrical songs and verses about the seasons, about spring, summer, fall and in particular my favourite season, winter. And thus I was massively looking forward to finally getting a chance to read Julie Fogliano's award winning When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons. But unfortunately and yes, rather sadly and frustratingly, I really did not end up enjoying or even appreciating this collection of seasonally inspired childr [...]

    4. Sheesh. This should be right up my alley. Nature poetry for children, pretty pictures, an author I've previously enjoyed. But no. The 'poems' are trite and instantly forgettable. The pictures are merely greeting card pretty. And the subject matter is very specific - I do not believe there are very many children who live where there are four seasons that fall exactly on the calendar dates (I know I never have lived in such a place, and certainly city children will be awfully lucky to have even ha [...]

    5. Each year I and my family read and rate all the picture book nominees. This one is nominated for 2016. I make a few comments and then add their separate ratings and a comment. There's 15 and this is the fourth being rated. My rating might be somewhat influenced by the family, naturally.From spring to spring, four seasons of poems. Long for a picture book, maybe so an upper el through tween book, though I think it is really all ages because the poetry is very good throughout, personal and sweet [...]

    6. Can't believe I'm giving four stars to a poetry book, but this is fantastic. Good-enough-for-both-a-Newbery-and-Caldecott fantastic. Really good stuff.I think the reason I like it so much is the same thing holding it back from five stars: it's really slight. It's not telling a story (something for which I've found poetry to be a poor fit). Instead, this book highlights the passing seasons with unique, lovely phrasing.I'm not sure who exactly is the audience for this book, by the way (besides for [...]

    7. There are a lot of books out there on seasons. There are a lot of poetry books out there on seasons. When Green Becomes Tomatoes is my new favorite. Julie Fogliano captures the very essence of the seasons in each of her bite size poemsdiscovery, beauty, sadness, stillness, alone, together - all of the ways and feelings that come with living the cycle of nature. And Julie Morstad's illustrations make me want to jump in the book to experience it all. I love this book and will definitely recommend [...]

    8. I did like the poems very much, especially since there was one poem for my birthday! I liked the illustrations, and I thought that they went very well with the poems, but I did not think they were outstanding.

    9. I drank this book in and discovered a new favorite line: "the strawberries are furious/and i think i just heard/even the roses sigh." Absolutely splendid.

    10. A beautiful book in terms of words and illustrations, each poem giving you just a taste of the day/season and the illustrations too, just touch on the event, mood. I sent the March one about mud to several friends with kids in college in New England because it is just perfectwhat's left is muddy mud. There is longing in these poems, for the season to come (in the fall there are thoughts of sweater) and appreciation for the time at present (love the swimming illustrations) and just a wonderful se [...]

    11. I'm glad that on a whim I picked this book off the "new" shelf at the library. It begins with Spring and then through the seasons until you come to Spring again. I think I need to own this book.MagicalSeptember 22I still love you sunshine and swimming and seaand strawberries, you know that i dobut i'm ready to move onto something that's newso now, i am waiting for sweatersRead with NaomiA book published in 2016

    12. My favorite new spring release. A perfect poetry diary complimented by illustrations by Julie Morstad. Ms. Morstad is one of today's most magnificent picture book illustrator's. Anyone working with children's literature, illustration and art or has kids-needs this book. It is the best of the best.

    13. It's a poetry book for kids. I liked that there was a variety of poems and that they weren't all rhyming poems. We skipped a few as I didn't want her to lose interest and wanted to end on a high note with it.

    14. I don't think I can adequately review this book. It is stunning in its simplicity, and captures perfectly the gradual circle of the seasons. I will be purchasing this one so that I may explore it again and again.

    15. Modestly successful poetry recommended for grades 3 and up. The poems that jumped out at me the most were fall ones about leaves, which had a fun rhythm to them. The rest of the book was competent but not distinguished. The beautiful illustrations are playful and evocative- much more so than the poems.A slightly jarring aspect of the book was the mysterious geography. The poems seem intended to be universal, but region-specific details keep popping up. For example, Cincinnati has forests and sea [...]

    16. Move through the seasons in this book of superb poetry. Each season is captured in small moments. Spring is shown in a bird singing on a branch, a crocus in snow, gray skies, rain, and red rubber boots. It turns to summer with poems that show that transition. Summer then is swimming, grass, fireflies, tomatoes, stars, and blueberries. Fall glides in with promises of sweaters, leaves and pumpkins. A bare time leads to snow in winter, snuggling at the fireside, and again a bird on a branch singing [...]

    17. I decided to read this book after hearing it praised on Heavy Medal, the School Library Journal blog that discusses the Newbery Medal and its contenders. I wanted to see if I felt the same as the others who had praised the book. I am very happy to say that I do feel the same way. The book is gorgeous both in language and art. I've rarely seen a book that fits together so beautifully. The poems start with spring, travel through summer and fall, take the reader through winter and back to spring. T [...]

    18. We have to welcome this collection of poems which with few means- words , colors, imagination and talent gives to everyone young at heart moments of delightful joy. Attributing human features to things that define the four seasons, Julie shows that the power of imagination can make many ordinary things without any appeal for our senses look like funny people who have no other intentions than to make us laugh (the dull month of October has a cold, strawberries are furious, and the snow comes on t [...]

    19. Mother Nature and the calendar may have designated the vernal equinox as March 20, 2016 in the northern hemisphere but the first day of April heralds an event in the literary world which cements this annual change. National Poetry Month is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year with a host of activities available for participants on their website. There is no better time to collect words expressing the shift in seasons than the renewal of life after a winter's rest.As the days move forw [...]

    20. A beautiful book with great pictures told through the eyes of a child and how they see the changing of the seasonsrch 22just like a tiny, blue helloa crocus bloomingin the snowmay 20"enough already"i whisperedto the clouds(just loud enoughfor the sun to overhearbut not enough to wake the rain)"the strawberries are furiousand i think i just heardeven the roses sigh"june 15you can taste the sunshineand the buzzingand the breezewhile eating berries off the bushon berry handsand berry kneesaugust 30 [...]

    21. So wonderful! This delicate book of poetry begins and ends in March, presenting snapshots of the natural world on different dates. It is a great study of writing impressions and sensory details. Julie Morstad's illustration style reminded me of Gyo Fujikawa's Original A Child's Garden of Verses, while the poetry would pair well with A Child's Calendar by John Updike.The pumpkin poem would be great for teachers who grow pumpkin seeds in the classroom.My favorite:"january 30it is the best kind of [...]

    22. I probably like this book far more than my small child right now, because I've lived through enough years to really get the cycle of the seasons, and have seasonal memories and markers. But, said small child definitely wanted to read it three times in a row, all the way through.These poems really *capture* the seasons - at least those that happen where we live - and evoke them so strongly. They're beautiful, lyrical, and the illustrations are simply gorgeous. We enjoyed finding what the poems we [...]

    23. g2-4Super neat images and word play done in a year-long format, with dates for poems throughout the year. (Note: not 365 poems, but select ones from the year.) Really love August 30 "if you could take a bite / out of the middle of this morning / it would be sweet / and dripping / like peaches" because I was not exactly ready for today's September 22, "I still love you sunshine and swimming and sea / and strawberries, you know that i do / but i'm ready to move on / to something that's new." Also [...]

    24. What a charming and beautiful picture book of poetry! Julie Fogliano has written simple poems that take the reader from March 20 to March 20. There is poetry to celebrate the what is wonderful and lovely about each and every season. The illustrations, beautifully detailed, complement the poetry so well. I love all the seasons, too. But my favorite poems are those that celebrate summer. July 12 - "soon we will go to the beach; where we will swim; and eat plums and peanut butter sandwiches"Wow! Ca [...]

    25. Reviewed for the Mock Caldecott Awards. This is another book of poems. The illustrations are lovely and delicate. The writing is all lower case (i.e. e. e. cummings) It represents watching the 4 seasons pass by through the eyes of a child. My favorite poem from the book: a star is someone else's sun more flicker glow than blinding a speck of light too far for bright and too small to make a morning. I really liked the fact that the book started and ended with the same spring poem, showing the cyc [...]

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