cover image Four Seasons Make a Year

Four Seasons Make a Year

Anne F. Rockwell. Walker & Company, $16.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-8027-8883-2

This fourth collaboration on a nature topic, Four Seasons Make a Year by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Megan Halsey, takes readers on a journey through the year, marking time with the equinoxes, solstices and agricultural rhythms. Each season, readers see the transformations underway on a girl's farm (particularly that of a sunflower planted during the spring rains-by summer, the flower dwarfs the girl, by fall, it ""droops its huge blossom, heavy with seeds""). Halsey works in collage composed of cutouts of her own inked and painted drawings, giving the compositions a shadow box feel.