poetry friday

Fats here.

Still in celebration of our current theme that includes 2015 CYBILS nominees and finalists, I am sharing an excerpt from Sing a Season Song, a poetry picturebook written by Jane Yolen in collaboration with Lisel Jane Ashlock. Made up of short, lyrical verses and gorgeous illustrations, Sing a Season Song is a great read-aloud that allows young readers to get a glimpse of the seasons.

Join Catherine Flynn of Reading to the Core and other poetry enthusiasts for this week’s Poetry Friday round-up.



Snow, snow,
shiver and blow.
Icicle popsicles
drip, drop, and dropsicles.

High-balling, low-balling,
everyone’s snowballing,
and it keeps going
on snowing.

Snow flakes on snow cakes
and pictures the frost makes.

Fingers and toes freeze
and cold makes my nose sneeze.
Turn the heat on,
then winter is gone.










Hope you have a poetry-filled weekend ahead!

8 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Sing a Season Song

  1. Somehow I have missed this gorgeous new book! Jane Yolen is an all-time favorite, and Lisel Jane Ashlock’s illustrations are stunning. They remind me of Leonard Weisgard’s Golden Books. Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. What a beautiful book – and such beautiful poetry. Thanks for sharing.


  3. I haven’t seen this book, and it looks lovely, Fats. Love “dropsicles”. We have a storm coming, and no-one seems to be able to say how much snow. Will have to wait to see I guess.


  4. How utterly gorgeous and a perfect snowy day book. Thanks!


  5. How fabulous these poems and illustrations are! Thank you so much for posting these.


  6. I love the juxtaposition of these poems, Fats – so unexpected and brilliant.


  7. maryleehahn

    Gorgeous — both the language and the art!


  8. That’s a great poem! 😀


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