Sing a Season Song is a sweet poem that is a “twofer” book. First, you get the book (or the story). This is one large, lovely poem poem. And second, you get the stanza of the page, or what I felt was a solo poem. Jane Yolen knows how to twist a phrase or ten. And with this book with the outrageously gorgeous and sweet illustrations by Lisa Ashlock, proves it.
There are details galore. Each page is super busy, and you have to look at the art multiple times to catch everything that is going one. And the colors are both soft and muted while also being brightly done. They are fresh to the eye. And I would say that they are their own poetry. They could be framed if you wanted. I personally found them stronger than the text and that is strong.
The rhyming text shows you the four seasons. Ice, snow, geese, and the other items of nature and the seasons come alive. Not only it is a great way to introduce poetry to the younger reader, you can talk about the seasons as well. Yet, it is just a nice story to read without making it educational.
This book works for one-on-one reading or a group reading. The slightly larger than usual size might make it hard to hold, but completely worth any possible issues that might cause. Take your time reading which will not only to help gather everything that Yolen and Ashlock want you to have but to help with the possible holding issue. For all ages.