Tuesday, June 26, 2012

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano

And Then It's Spring
by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Erin C. Stead
Picture Book

Book Jacket Summary
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.

My Thoughts
I picked this book because we do not have much of a Spring in Texas and now with Summer in full bloom we long for a time of green. We have Winter and then the Texas Winter (Summer) because it is to hot to do anything outside.
In this book, a little boy plants some seeds in the brown earth and hopes to see results but worries whe he does not see results right away. He worries about rain, birds eating the seeds, and bears stomping on seedlings. However, when he least expects it the world is green and his plants are sprouting.
This is a nice book and the illustrations of the boy being constantly trailed by a dog, bunny, and turtle are rather charming. I was  not blown away by the book but it would make a great addition to a library's Spring collection.  

Book Pairings
Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall


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