A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows what happens when you plant and nurture seeds and winter turns to spring.
Patience is a virtue, and there's a payoff for sowing seeds and taking care of your fledgling plantings. Also, keep hope alive.
Positive Role Models
The little boy is dedicated to his task, patient for the outcome, and ever hopeful. At one point, he puts his ear to the dirt and expresses his hope and belief in the seeds' unseen growth, as "the brown, still brown, has a greenish hum that you can only hear if you put your ear to the ground and close your eyes."
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that And Then It's Spring is a gentle, understated story of a boy who plants seeds and waits for them to grow. It's innocent and profound in its fascination with plant growth, nature's rhythms, and the transformation from winter brown to spring green.
Is It Any Good?
The understated tone, spare text, and pastel palette, matte pages, and retro look of the illustrations give And Then It's Spring a classic look and feel. The boy character's patience and wonder at nature's rhythms are infectious, as is the thrill of the final transformation of his landscape from brown to green.
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