Today’s book is a treat for the eyes and food for the mind from French author and illustrator Blexbolex. Seasons doesn’t soley refer to the four season of the year, but perhaps seasons of the soul, relationships, the human experience. With great delight, I introduce:
Seasons by Blexbolex
Topic: With profound simplicity and beauty, this book explores relationships of experiences and objects: opposites, compliments, change, etc.
Age: Preschool and up
Text load: One big, bold word per page.
Things I love about this book:
- The beauty of this book. The linen book binding invites the reader to feel the book as much as to read the book. The cream matte pages softy display the bold print images and block letters.
- The juxtaposition of the images: How do the images or the words relate? What do they say when placed together? These conversations could be had with the youngest in the family, or the very oldest, really. The philosophical roots give us all pause.
- Turn the pages ever so slowly, fill in the words with your own family’s take on the story.
- This book is an excellent choice as a beautiful tool in your family’s learning: with young speakers learning vocabulary, with young readers sounding out words, and with young writers learning to write new words, or older children writing reflection pieces.
- And of course I love the themes of nature, that magical place full of life and intrigue.
Nurtured by Nature Booklist: Enchanting Children with the Wonder of the Outdoors is a weekly feature here at Budding Homestead. Every Thursday, I review a children’s book from the category of gardening, nature, farming, the outdoors, and such other topics that keep the magic of this more simple life alive in us all. Each review is linked to an ever-increasing list of awesomeness on the Nurtured by Nature Booklist page found in the sidebar.