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And Then It’s Spring

“First you have brown, all around you have brown / and then there are seeds / and a wish for rain…”

Surrounded by nothing but the barren brown of winter, a bespectacled young gardener and his coterie of animal companions plant the first seeds of spring. They patiently examine the stubborn brown, fret over the possibility of peckish birds and stomping bears, and listen for the green buzzing of nascent life below the earth. A gentle, wistful palette, exquisitely crafted woodblock and pencil detail, and direct, intimate language leave the reader sharing the same hope, doubt, and ultimately joy at the sweeping green of spring’s arrival. Preschool–Grade 2.

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By Julie Fogliano, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781596436244
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 14th, 2012