When Spring Comes

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By Kevin Henkes (Illustrated by Laura Dronzek)
Publish Date: February 9, 2016
9780062331397
Hardcover
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

 

The award-winning husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborates for the first time since their acclaimed Birds. Watch the world transform when spring comes!

Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, 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. Like the best parts of spring, this collaboration between two renowned picture book talents is worth the wait.