When Spring Comes

When Spring Comes

Board Book - 2018
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From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and the acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of Birds and In the Middle of Fall, this sturdy board book edition of When Spring Comes is perfect for the very youngest readers. Watch the world transform when spring comes! In a starred review, School Library Journal called this delightful picture book, "A must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners."

Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it--and you can read it!

In this beautiful board book edition for young children, Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek's gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the newborn spring. In a starred review, The Horn Book said, "This joyful reflection is as welcome as spotting the first brave crocus."

Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2018
Edition: ON ORDER
ISBN: 9780062741660


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DonnaN_KCMO Apr 24, 2017

A fun read-aloud about the changes in nature as winter leaves and spring arrives. Children will enjoy the colorful pictures and the surprise ending.

JCLBeckyC Mar 11, 2017

Good read-aloud for Toddler Storytime.

LibrLdyMapleValley Apr 15, 2016

This has just become my favorite Kevin Henkes book! The artwork is lovely and bright and the story is perfect for talking to young children about the changeability and beauty of spring. It would work well for story time too!

Mar 27, 2016

A new Kevin Henkes book is always cause for celebration, especially one as joyful and beautifully illustrated as this one. Parents rejoicing at the end of winter will want to snatch up this lovely book for repeated readings with their little ones.

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