Friday, December 4, 2009

Poetry Friday--Winter Friends

I know winter doesn't officially arrive for another few weeks, but last year, at about this time, we had an ice storm that left us without power for several days. Afterward, it was beautiful, but sooooo inconvenient.

In looking forward to what Mother Nature has in store for us this year, I borrowed Winter Friends (Doubleday, 2005) by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata, from my public library.

Winter has never looked as bright as it does in these eighteen illustrated poems. The poems cover all the usual winter topics--snow, snow angels, and sledding, as well some not so usual winter topics, like a mother's whistling, or a party.

Sadly, this book is listed as "permanently out of stock," but it is available in many public libraries, so look for it and get ready for winter!

This week's Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted by Elaine at Wild Rose Reader. Be sure to stop by!


Mur said...

Diane, I've read all your wonderful posts this week. Have just been very bad at commenting. Winter Friends sounds great--and just in time for tomorrow's first snow of the season!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to come across your blog and your kind words about my book, Winter Friends (and to also be familiar with your names and some of your books). Go, Sisters! You made my morning, which needed a boost, what with a deadline, flu-restless child and new rescue dog in need of housetraining. Wishing you joy with new writing projects and much fa-la-la this holiday season.

Mary Quattlebaum

Diane Mayr said...

Thank you, Mary! It's nice to know that someone other than the sisters is reading the posts! I hope you get a chance to enjoy the holidays. There must be a story behind the rescue dog--are you a foster owner?