Sometimes you know a book is awesome, but you aren't sure how exactly you would use it. That's where I am with this book. I love so much of it, but there are a LOT of words on each page and it is a bit long for a read aloud. The message of the story kind of requires that you read it all in one sitting and then kind of meditate on it for a bit. There is beautiful imagery and great examples of various scientific topics (seasons, weather, ecosystem changes). Still, I think this one would be something to keep in the class library and save for a very special read aloud time to reinforce science and imagery concepts.