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When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
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When Spring Comes (original 2016; edition 2016)

by Kevin Henkes (Author), Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)

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Title:When Spring Comes
Authors:Kevin Henkes (Author)
Other authors:Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2016), 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Spring, Great Illustrations

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When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes (2016)

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This is a book I would gladly have in my classroom. The illustrations are so beautiful and representative of the text. In terms of the text, this book is about the changing of seasons. I love that this book incorporates science, as I think subjects should be used together whenever possible. This book would be great in a lesson focusing on the seasons and how to differentiate them! Awesome! ( )
  Gabrielle21 | Sep 4, 2018 |
Soothing, calm language; pictures match perfectly ( )
  melodyreads | Apr 23, 2018 |
A great book to explain spring to the little ones. Simple text accompanies the illustrations - some full-page, some smaller and surrounded by white space - of spring things happening, like snow melting, an egg hatching, and a seed growing. There's a little humor too: "Spring can come quickly or slowly" (with a picture of bright yellow daffodils) "It changes its mind a lot" (daffodils covered in snow). The front endpapers are full of spring things (umbrellas, boots, flowers) and the back endpapers are full of summer things (fireworks, popsicles, sandals). ( )
  JennyArch | Mar 26, 2018 |
Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring.
  CECC9 | Feb 1, 2018 |
Gorgeous illustrations - loved the bunnies ! ( )
  REINADECOPIAYPEGA | Jan 11, 2018 |
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Before Spring comes, the trees look like black sticks against the sky.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062331396, Hardcover)

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!

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:09:22 -0500)

"Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring"--

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