Tuesday, May 03, 2016

When Green Becomes Tomatoes

My very favorite children's books are the ones about the seasons.
I love pumpkins in Fall, bunnies and rain puddles in Spring, 
watermelon and fireworks in Summer, and snowman and holly berries in the Winter.
I think I relate so much to these books because they remind me of my childhood.  
They take me to a happy and safe place where time slows way down and 
sends waves of nostalgia in me so powerful that I can almost smell it.
I was so excited when Julie Fogliano sent me her beautiful book of poems called
"When Green become Tomatoes", which is all about the seasons.  
Lottie and I have read and re-read it several times.  
I've also sat down with my girls and read the book to them-
(I love reading books to my children- no matter the age).
"you can taste the sunshine
and the buzzing
and the breeze
while eating berries off the bush
on berry hands
and berry knees"