Muted, mixed-media illustrations pair nicely with spare, poetic text that depicts the seasons in a forest…A lyrical introduction to STEM for budding scientists, animal lovers, and artists everywhere.
Mixed-media illustrations echo the scientific sophistication of the text, using a muted palette that still captures each season’s distinct landscapes, trees, and animal behaviors. The stylized, but not anthropomorphized, squirrels are filled with personality, as if stopped for just a moment as they scurry up and down tree branches.
—The Horn Book
Jones’ lovely illustrations capture the serenity and drama of nature, and Jenkins’ storybook approach makes the information easy to digest.