This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books for Children" series (three books). “When we think of sowing seeds we think of Spring with the new corn green on the red ground, and when we think of Spring we think of Summer, when it is tall and wavy in the wind, and when we think of Summer we think of Autumn when the corn is golden and cut, and then, why, then we come to Winter again.” - Author's quote
This book is part of the author’s "Nature Books for Children" series (three books). The book is fun and charming, even for adults, about the things that are jolly and wet: streams, and ponds, and ditches, and all the things that swim and wriggle in them.
The stories were collected directly from the African-American oral storytelling. Remus' stories featured a trickster hero called Br'er Rabbit (Brother Rabbit), who used his wits against adversity, though his efforts did not always succeed.
The Song of the Cardinal is about a big male Cardinal who lives in a tree near a farmer and his wife. The Cardinal immediately starts to sing to find himself a mate. Meanwhile the farmer and his wife enjoy watching this boisterous bird and seeing what he does. His singing and finding a mate rejuvenate the farmer and his wife's marriage.