What's going on outside, anyway? This book explains the weather, plants, insects, and animals of the spring. Kid even get a glimpse of spring fever as people shed their heavy coats and enjoy flowers, kite flying, and the beginning of the baseball season.
A fantastic mix of oversize bold paintings and science facts about the seasons. What makes a thunderstorm? Why do people sneeze in the spring? Kids will find answers to their questions—and lots more stuff they never even thought to ask.
Crisp rhymes and and colorful illustrations bring to life the baby animals that Kitten sees on her farm. The duckling hatches, the chick scratches, tiny pink piglet drinks and an unsteady lamb wobbles on spindly legs by its mother. Now that's cuteness overload!
What colors do we see in different seasons? "In spring red sings treetops: cheer-cheer-cheer/ each note dropping/like a cherry/into my ear." Beautiful poetry and dreamlike paintings bring out nature's best.
It's not always good being an early bird: In this tale, a duck arrives to a frozen spring. As she thinks warm thoughts, the ground turns to squishy mud, the pond ice melts and soon her flock arrives. The rhythmic, repetitive words will have children begging to read this "again! Again!"
A child explains the beautiful life cycle of a garden—planting bulbs in fall with mom, watching for the first blooks in spring, picking seeds in summer and seeing the rainbow of color grow. It just might help you grow a little gardener!
If this little girl had her way, her garden would grow flowers that that would never die. If she planted jellybeans, a great big jellybean bush would grow. Lettuce-eating rabbits would be chocolate, and she would eat them. Award-winning illustrator Henkes charms with his vision of the perfect retreat.
Compulsive punster/pro rhymer Florian presents 29 poems in this installment that completes his seasonal quartet, which includes Summersaults, Autumbings and Winter Eyes. His signature playful language, accompanied by lighthearted watercolors, praise the pleasures of the season: flowers, wind, rainstorms and outdoor fun.
Brianna and her big sis, Nikki, are preparing for the ballet recital. When Nikki comes down with the flu, Brianna has the chance to star as the butterfly queen. Havill has a gift for helping readers reflect on those not-so-comfortable big emotions of childhood—anger, envy, and disappointment—as well as simple solutions..