This is one of those strange, abstract books that captivated my daughter's attention. Honestly, we loved the pictures! The illustrations are bold, vivid, and beautiful, capturing the scenes and senses of the four seasons. Some of the words are initially jarring to read and appear not to make any sense in the context of the four seasons, e.g. the word "accident" with a car shown crashed into a tree; the word "memento" with a deer shown mounted on the wall (a hunting trophy?); a blanket with the caption "left behind", and quite a few more. However, each picture does elicit a response, and sets one thinking which in the end is the true value of this book.
I do think this book might be a bit too abstract for very young children (under five), but then again, there's no real harm in just getting them to see the pictures as they are vivid illustrations that will stimulate their senses. My daughter enjoyed reading out each word to me and spent time perusing each picture. This book resulted in both of us having an animated discussion about the four seasons and the activities associated with spring, summer, fall, and winter.