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45. Calendar (Holiday House, 2007)
Myra Cohn Livingston & Will Hillenbrand (Preschool-Grade 2)

January shivers, February shines, March blows off the winter ice, April makes the mornings nice.

And so begins a new year full of sights, sounds, and feelings. January through December, the months of the year are fondly celebrated in Myra Cohn Livingston’s pleasing verse and Will Hillenbrand’s lively art. This beguiling picture book is a treat for all seasons.

“Hillenbrand's… joyous mixed-media illustrations playfully beckon youngsters to skip through the 12 months of the year… Though the language is simple on the surface, Hillenbrand recognizes that it's rich with possibility as he depicts a chipper pigtailed girl enjoying each activity- and each month- to the fullest.”

Publishers Weekly

“Hillenbrand's mixed-media collages dance off the pages, celebrating each month with a two-page illustration. As the seasons change, the palette moves from the blue iciness of winter to the brightness of tennis shoes and shorts.”

School Library Journal

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