When Spring Comes (Hardcover)

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By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
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"In this striking and beautiful book, Wisconsin's own Kevin Henkes and his talented wife, Laura Dronzek, celebrate the coming of spring. Breathtaking pastel-colored acrylic illustrations explode with spring color, compared to drab winter pictures. The varied sizes of illustrations, from full page to several small ones on a page, perfectly enhance the text. Interactive questions, like ‘Do you like mud? Do you like puddles?’ and alliterative sentences such as ‘There will be buds and bees and boats and bubbles’ make this a great book to read out loud. Listeners will smile throughout the book, and especially at the surprise ending to this perfect book." --Barbara

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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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062331397
ISBN-10: 0062331396
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English