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Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens: A Book About the Four Seasons

Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens: A Book About the Four Seasons

by Louise Borden Illustrated by Lillian Hoban

What are some of the things that make winter different from spring? Or summer different from fall? In winter, children wear hats and mittens and ride red sleds down snowy hills. They drink hot chocolate from steaming mugs and at night they curl up in bed under a warm winter quilt. In spring, children watch as the grass gets cut and birds fly to their nests of eggs. They wear raincoats when it rains, and on sunny days enjoy picnics in the grass. Under the hot summer sun, children swim at the beach or in a lake. They play baseball and catch a jar full of fireflies. They race to be the first off the school bus in the fall. They see the frost on the grass before the sun is up and dress up for Halloween when the sun goes down.

Each of these succinct and familiar images helps young readers understand nature's eternally changing seasons. Louise Borden's descriptions of seasonal clothing and activities are just right for kids and never forget to show the world through their eyes. As depicted by Lillian Hoban, the illustrator of the beloved Frances book series, the children of this book make the most of every season.

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Interest Level
Grades PreK - 3
Guided Reading
Book Type
Easy Concept Book
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Louise Borden Louise Borden began work on her first children's book, Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens: A Book About the Four Seasons, when her youngest child began elementary school. Her love of history has come into play in many of the books that have followed, as has her experience with children's thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
Lillian Hoban Lillian Hoban

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