About Seedlings: Nature poems from Canada for young children
‘Seedlings: Nature poems from Canada for young children’, is a collection of poems by Lisa-Dawn McKenzie brought into print by the Youth Group of Knox Presbyterian Church of Georgetown in Ontario, Canada. On the back cover is a note telling us that the publication is intended to raise funds for a humanitarian trip and related work. While this explains the motive of the collection, it does not take away from its quality. As the copyright page adds, the work is meant for the young, medium young and young at heart. When you plan to buy kids books online, visit Junglee to browse through various categories and find great deals on the products you like.
This book is a collection of 27 poems split into four sections, which are named after the seasons. The verses in the first section – Spring, revolves largely around nature themes, as evident by titles such as The Sugar Bush, Birds in the Hedge, and Bug Lover’s Notebook. Poems such as To the Beach, Baseball, and Catching Crayfish is included in the Summer section with a hint of leisure. The Fall and Winter sections comprise more nature-oriented poems – Damp Leaves, Our animal friends, for example. There are also other poems such as The Silent Strength of Mother Earth, Fall handiwork, Snow Angels and The Blizzard. As expected from a collection brought out by a church group, there is a mention of religion throughout the book. Notice of this is given in the description itself, which mentions 'prayers and graces' in addition to poems. Within the collection, we find poems with titles as Squirrel’s Prayer, God has a pink dress, Thanksgiving – a child’s grace and God is which at once underline the religiosity of the poet as well as the orientation towards children.
With 32 pages, this easy to read book is primarily meant for children. It will certainly introduce to a keen youngster to the joys of observing nature, while also imparting a sense of the mystery that religion usually evokes. The ISBNs 9781453622834 and 1453622837 will help you look up this book in an online catalogue.