The Twelve Days of Springtime by Deborah Lee Rose
A School Counting Book

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The frost is melting and it’s time for spring! That means field trips, planting school gardens, and discovering new friends for this adventurous class as their teacher introduces them to the season one gift at a time. Two turtle ponds, four ladybugs, and a class full of curious kids equals a whole lot of fun!

Young readers will love following the students’ hilarious misadventures as these rambunctious kindergartners explore the delights of spring, including mud, frogs, and baby farm animals. The whimsical illustrations reveal new surprises on every page.
F&P Level: K
F&P Genre: RF
 

About Deborah Lee Rose

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Deborah Lee Rose, who is widely recognized by her appearances at schools and her speeches at education and library conferences, is an internationally published author whose award-winning books are among the New York Public Library's 100 Books to Read and Share. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Carey Armstrong-Ellis has been hailed as a "breakout talent" by Publishers Weekly. Visit her online at www.slugworks.com. She lives with her family in Cape Neddick, Maine.
 
Published March 1, 2009 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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As the days go by, the poor kindergarten teacher looks more and more frazzled, while the kids make new friends, explore new things, and end up loving school.

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While Rose’s little blond narrator tells her own story of feeding the birds, visiting the zoo, studying a worm farm and enjoying music and arts and crafts, Armstrong-Ellis’s pictures show her classmates engaged in their own pursuits.

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“On the twelfth day of springtime, / my teacher gave to me / TWELVE flags for flapping, / eleven stones for stepping, / ten words for rhyming, / … / and a garden to water carefully.” One increasingly frazzled teacher leads her class through a variety of activities, some specifically seasonal, som...

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"On the twelfth day of springtime, / my teacher gave to me / TWELVE flags for flapping, / eleven stones for stepping, / ten words for rhyming, / … / and a garden to water carefully."

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The mischievous team who produced The Twelve Days of Kindergarten and The Twelve Days of Winter return with another witty counting book suitable for singalongs.

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