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Written and Illustrated by Blexbolex
This book is currently available. For purchase, we encourage you to support your local bookstore!
About the Book
A visually stunning meditation on the seasons, this book invites the reader to explore weather and the passing of time through strongly evocative images and curious associations.
Using objects, landscapes, activities and different types of people associated with each season (e.g. a skier, a swimmer, fruit pickers), Blexbolex explores the cyclical nature of time, rendering the seasons in a fresh way through the imaginative leaps and puzzle-like play that relate the different images to each other.
The purpose of this book is to encourage observation of the world, and thereby to spur on the reader to form all sorts of logical and imaginative associations having to do with the seasons, memory and the cycles of time.
SEASONS is the result of a beautiful vision matched with great talent. It is an intimate book as well as a book that is ideal for sharing within a family, a classroom, or among friends.
We hope this book will accompany each of you -- its readers -- for a long time in your ceaseless discovery and rediscovery of the world.
Awards and Reviews
Starred reviews Publishers Weekly & School Library Journal
Reviewed in The New York Times Book Review
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010
School Library Journal Best Children's Books of 2010
NPR's OnPoint 2010 Summer Reading Pick
"Words and phrases loosely associated with the seasons appear in a blocky pink font on each page of this contemplative book [...] The creamy matte paper, rich colors, and deceptively simple imagery combine to breathtaking effect, encouraging readers to take notice of fleeting detail." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"The stunning artwork demonstrates Blexbolex's mastery of printmaking. From preschoolers identifying familiar objects to adults pondering visual representations of ideas such as "late bloomer," attentive readers will find new connections with each perusal. A book to savor." - School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Paging through this long series of full-page or full-spread serigraphic seasonal scenes and iconic images quickly becomes immersive. As the artist goes for silhouettes and broad sometimes layered patches of color rather than fine detail (though there is some of that too, in a delicate mosquito or the subtle sheen of a luscious plum), the multi-year round has an abstract, dreamlike quality that will draw viewers into the rhythms of each season. [...] Both a stylish debut (on this side of the Atlantic) and a distinctive showcase for this French comic illustrator." - Kirkus
"This thick volume is both beautiful and intriguing - artist's portfolio, concept book, and word book rolled into one." - The Horn Book
"Seasons is an inter-generational treat ready to be shared between parents and children, teachers and students, or just savored alone." - The Midwest Book Review
"The book is a pleasure to hold in your hands and read." - Craig Seasholes, Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media
Read about Seasons from Reading is Fundamental here.