I was recently introduced to this amazing nonfiction children’s poetry book When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano, illustrations by Julie Morstad. It is fluttered with beautiful pastoral poems celebrating the seasons, simply entitled with calendar days.
I will flutter them, too, alongside their dates. It’s just so beautiful. When I’m reading a poem, I can imagine myself playing the piano with some big piece by Mozart. But I don’t know how to play the piano, so I will keep reading Ms. Fogliano’s beautiful necessary poems and keep imagining. That’s the point anyway, right? – to keep our imaginations flowering. Goodby September.
Published by: Roaring Brook Press, March (2016), Hardcover, 56 pages
William Allen White Children’s Book Award Nominee (2018), Monarch Award Nominee (2019), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Picture Books (2016)