From School Library Journal:
May is a spring-like, joyous little month of a girl. She's the daughter of April, a goddess-like earth mother, and December, her absentee father whom she sets out to meet. Along the way through the calendar, she meets many other relatives, who explain to her how the months have come to be in their present order, and why her parents, because of their totally opposite natures, "were put at opposite ends of the year." …The story is both light and serious, given its mythic roots and the general silliness of the stereotypical characters. The pictures, swirling in meteorological effects and full of the symbols readers associate with each month, combine fantasy colors with earth and sky tones to provide a charming tale with unusual mythological resonance.