An Alphabet Acrostic
Clarion Books, Library Binding, 9780618023745, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 21, 2002
Sleds sailing downhill on newly fallen snow, animals nestled deep in underground burrows, and families gathered hearthside to share the joys of the season are among the alphabet of cold-weather delights celebrated in 26 acrostic poems, alphabetically arranged. The colors and textures of winterthe cool blue of icy ponds and the golden glow of holiday candlesare gloriously captured in linoleum-cut illustrations. A companion volume to Autumn, Spring, and Summer, Winter rounds out the year of seasonal collaborations by Steven Schnur and Leslie Evans.
"Visually and verbally entrancing. Most satisfyingcan be read with pleasure the whole year round." Kirkus Reviews
"A successful collaboration. . . children may be inspired to create similar poems on their own. A welcome addition to all collections." School Library Journal
"The beauty of a snowy winter contrasts with the warmth of a cozy, country home in this playful picture book." Booklist, ALA