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When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano, 2016

Reviewed by: Laura Blumhagen
Review date: 2016-12-01

When green becomes a tomato book jacketDo you read poems with the children in your life? Whether they are already poetry lovers or you would like to raise their consciousness about poetry, Julie Fogliano’s When Green Becomes Tomatoes is a gift with year-round appeal. Get ready for any weather as you enjoy the lyrical quality of these illustrated seasonal poems with outdoor themes, from harvesting tomatoes to admiring winter trees. One example: “february 3: with snowy arms sagging/the spruce seemed to know/that beautiful outweighs the snow.”

Set against a backdrop of expansive illustrations by Julie Morstad, these spare poems evoke universal moments of wonder from childhood.

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