Thursday, December 19, 2013

Children's Book Review - And Then It's Spring, Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Ill.)

And Then It’s Spring


Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Ill)

Category: Children’s Picture Book

Synopsis: A boy and his dog decide to plant a garden, and they wait and they wait and they wait for the brown to change to green.

Rating: *** (3-star scale)

This is a great book. For adults, at least. Unless a child is keenly aware of the seasons (and lives in the proper part of the country) or has spent time planting a garden, this may not do much for them.

But for me, this was a great book. It perfectly depicts that feeling northerners like me feel each year, namely, that spring can’t come fast enough. And it’s brown, brown, brown, then, suddenly one day, green!

The illustrations are lovely. There is an picture of a bear scratching himself with a sign that is hilarious and worth the price of admission!

Would you recommend this to a friend?

You might also enjoy:
Sick Day for Amos McGee (same illustrator)

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