Saturday, January 21, 2012
When Winter Comes
I've raved over Susan Gaber's illustrations here and here before. Check out another of her illustrated books (c. 2000) with words by Nancy Van Laan.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening). Catch a glimpse of it in the rhyme and repetition:
Where oh where do the leaves all go
when winter comes and the cold winds blow?
The leaves go tumble
Snow is their blanket.
Their bed is the ground.
So check it out, and tell me, which part do you like best: the soothing rhythm of VanLaan's rhyme or Gaber's soft snowy acrylic paintings or just the complete cozy, snugly, fireside experience of reading it to your child?