The Year Comes Round

The Year Comes Round Cover

The Year Comes Round

Haiku Through the Seasons

By Sid Farrar; Ilse Plume (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807581292, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

"Brown bear politely/offers to surrender his/den to nosy skunk." Twelve nature-themed haiku accompanied by lush illustrations take the reader from January to December. A great way to introduce children to the traditional Japanese poetry form.

About the Author
Sid Farrar works in publishing and lives with his wife, Wendy, in Minnesota. He has three grown children, Dan, Rose, and Jacob, and a grandson, Vinny. Sid wrote poems for his kids when they were little, including some of the poems in this book. He enjoys the change of seasons on his walks in the woods and around the lakes of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Ilse Plume is a collector and illustrator of children s songs and folktales from around the world. Her first book, "The Bremen Town Musicians", was a Caldecott Honor book for 1981. She has since created many other beautiful works, including"The Twelve Days of Christmas"and"The Velveteen Rabbit". She lives in Massachusetts.