Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.
Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.
And Then It's Spring is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012
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I can see And Then It's Spring being a book young children will enjoy hearing again and again, both for the story and for all of the whimsical details in Stead's illustrations.Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
Perfect details. A heartfelt story. Unusual use of color. Stead vs. Stead. I would hate to have to choose.Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
...the humor never overshadows the mood of quiet anticipation or the thrill that comes at book’s end when, all of a sudden, “now you have green, / all around / you have / green.”Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
Julie Fogliano's tender tale of the eternal hope of Spring is beautifully illustrated by Caldecott-winner Erin E. Stead...Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
...Ms. Fogliano taps into just the right sense of what the world is like when it’s too warm to snow and too cold to enjoy. Spring is all about “brown, but a hopeful...Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
Everything about the young hero suggests attentive care for and cultivation of his surroundings: an old tire gets a new life as a swing, and a refashioned milk carton serves as a birdfeeder. Fogliano and Stead capture that annual feeling of doubt, and the payoff that comes with patience. Perfection.Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
I have been waiting and waiting to share this book ever since it took my breath away the first time I read it last summer. It was released last week, and already people are talking about it. It is truly special.Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
A new book, a similar success. And Then It’s Spring is the sort of timeless title that should be added to every collection.Read Full Review of And Then It's Spring
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