Reading SEASONS feels like finding a cherished book from childhood that has miraculously turned up. The nostalgia it inspires might have something to do with the delicious color palette (1970s Kodachrome? Pedro Almodovar circa All About My Mother?) or the surprising heft in the hand (was this how "big" books felt when we were smaller?). Blexbolex's irresistible silkscreen illustrations have the retro charm of old Childcraft Encyclopedia sets and those alphabet books you dimly remember from kindergarten, but as you turn the pages (and you can't stop turning the pages), you become drawn deeper into layers of meaning. The opening pages introduce the seasons across two-page spreads and then the free-association begins--a word and its accompanying image often paired with another on the opposing page. The connections can be logical (LEAF / CATERPILLAR), visually analogous (FIREFLIES / SHOOTING STAR), sonic (BOCCE / ITCHY), even perplexingly oblique (DAY-TO-DAY / TORNADO). This is what I love about SEASONS and why I'm inclined to shelve it with my poetry books: the reader's invited to be a creative participant, to make her own connections and to daydream. I've taught poetry in New York City elementary schools for almost ten years, and I look forward to sharing this new treasure with my students. Any given page could trigger an association, a memory, a poem. And as we witness the current wave of book digitization, SEASONS is a gorgeous argument for the distinct, sensory pleasures of the book as an object-in-our-hands. Young or old, you'll want this book within arm's reach.