Saturday, May 13, 2017

Seasons of Joy

"Wake up! It's Spring.
Trees are tipped in wisps of green.
Let's stretch our legs and run on soft, fresh grass."
~ Seasons of Joy, Claudia Marie Lenart

Published in 2017, Seasons of Joy: Every Day is for Outdoor Play is a children's book written and illustrated by nature enthusiast and fiber artist Claudia Marie Lenart.  The illustrations are finely rendered, colorful, 3-D wool paintings.  I know I would have lingered over these exquisite pictures as a child.  As an adult, I appreciate the many fine, artistic details in this book, as well as the simple yet profound message, to go outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, year-round.

Seasons of Joy is a gorgeous tribute to the four seasons.  It begins with our current season, Spring.  (My iPhoto below really does not do justice to this fine artwork.)


In the book, children will see that each season is special and beautiful.  Seasons of Joy features short, rhyming prose and lovely, soft wool paintings.  This picture book is truly a joy to look at and to read!  It depicts the beauty of the seasons and gently encourages children--and adults--to go outside and enjoy nature. What could be better than that? 


Every Saturday, Booking Mama hosts Kid Konnection, a fun feature that highlights books for children.  Many thanks to Victor from Loving Healing Press for sending me this new children's  book.

Thank you very much for stopping by!  Your comments are welcomed.


  1. Thanks for posting this.

    I have some young relatives that I think would like this.

    I love the cover as well as the illustration that you posted.

  2. This sounds/looks like a lovely book. Terrific sentiment!

  3. Aww. It's so cute! Kind of makes me miss the South. California doesn't really have seasons. haha

  4. This looks very sweet. Love the illustrations too.

  5. I love that the book finds the fun part of each season. Even as adults we need reminders to find the joy in the cold winter or too hot summer!

    1. Stacie, you are so right! Adults do need such reminders. :) Thank you for your comment.

  6. Seasons of Joy looks so sweet. I like those cute wool paintings!

    1. They are very soft and lovely! Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Reading this I often wonder how those of who live closer to the equator with no sense of the rhythm of the seasons are kept from relating to this central metaphor

  7. oh this one sounds lovely!!!
    seasons are inspiration to live "lively"

  8. Oh my goodness, this sounds delightful. Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention.

  9. This sounds delightful! I love the illustrations.

  10. This book looks so cute. I really need to check it out!


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