When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
From Greenwillow Books:
From Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes and the acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of Winter Is Here and In the Middle of Fall, this beautiful paperback 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 paperback edition, 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."