The combination of rhyme, simple vocabulary, bright colors, white backgrounds and simple details suits this beautifully for the preschool set. (Kirkus Reviews 2012-03-28)
Slither, Slide, What's Outside? gives parents ideas and encourages them to use interactive child-led play. (C. Hopkins Open Book Toronto 2012-06-19)
It is rare to find a book so suitable for very young children--one that doesn't talk down to them, encourages early literacy development, and sparks imagination, while at the same time appealing to adults and reinforcing the notion that nature, and the fun it inspires, is everywhere. (Sarah Sorensen Quill and Quire 2012-03-00)
Whether they're experiencing the freshness of their own created summer drizzle, or respond to the call of geese flying south, there are boundless ways children can interact with or respond to the world in wonderfully imaginative ways. (Ken Kilback Resource Links 2012-04-00)
Watercolor illustrations and photographs combined with rhyming text portray the wonder of the outdoors through the seasons..... Listeners are likely to enjoy the juxtaposition of high-quality nature photos and painted vignettes that show how kids interact with nature and one another. (Lindsay Persohn School Library Journal 2012-07-01)
This book encourages creative play, and, in the process, children will learn about colours, shapes, sizes and patterns. (CM 2012-05-18)
Why we like it: This book presents cute rhymes about various sounds and sights of the four seasons as seen through the perspective of two young children at play. Photographs supplement the text and illustrations give authenticity to the whimsical nature of the book. (National Parenting Publications Award Honors 2013-01-00)
Nora Hilb is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Leo's Tree and Sophie's Wheels. She lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Simon and Sheryl Shapiro are the husband-and-wife team who wrote Better Together. They live in Toronto.