When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

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Caldecott Medalist and Newbery honoree Henkes hands over the paintbrush for this ode to spring...Henkes and Dronzek make waiting almost as much fun—if not more so—than the payoff.
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The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds. 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!

Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring. Watch the world transform when spring comes!

 

About Kevin Henkes

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Kevin Henkes is the creator of many books for children. He has written both picture books and novels, including Olive’s Ocean and The Year of Billy Miller (both Newbery Honor books), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, and Kitten’s First Full Moon (winner of the Caldecott Medal). His newest books for beginning readers are Penny and Her Song, Penny and Her Doll, and Penny and Her Marble (a Geisel Honor Book).Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. You can visit him online at www.KevinHenkes.com.Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include the acclaimed Birds, by Kevin Henkes; Oh!, by Kevin Henkes; White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon; Tippy-Toe Chick, Go!, by George Shannon; Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; and, most recently, It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand. She lives with her family in Madison, Wisconsin. Author Image 1 Author Image 2
 
Published February 9, 2016 by Greenwillow Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Caldecott Medalist and Newbery honoree Henkes hands over the paintbrush for this ode to spring...Henkes and Dronzek make waiting almost as much fun—if not more so—than the payoff.

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