Complemented by a glossary of terms, a lyrical and simple introduction to the spring season's wondrous surprises explains how plants and animals change during a temperate spring marked by the end of winter and longer, warmer days. - (Baker & Taylor)
Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of spring, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life. - (Baker & Taylor)
When winter ends, spring begins! The days get longer and the air gets warmer. Trees and flowers bloom and animals have their babies. Spring is the perfect time to have fun! Preschoolers will love this lyrical yet simple introduction to the wondrous surprises brought by spring. Featuring detailed photographs exploding with color, Hello Spring! familiarizes children with the changes in plant and animal life that occur during a temperate spring. A glossary is included. - (Holiday House)
A vibrant celebration of the natural changes and human joys of springtime
A cacophonous celebration of nature's return to vibrancy after a long, quiet winter, Hello Spring! features bright, enticing photographs from award-winning National Geographic photographer Shelley Rotner.
The simple, lyrical text speckled with action-packed verbs—Crocuses tease . . . Dandelions dot . . . Cherry blossoms pop and parade . . . —is accessible for new readers as it introduces the glories and biological rhythms of springtime.
The bright nature photographs will have young readers bursting with enthusiasm for the season as they learn about the changes in the landscape, as snow melts and living things begin to grow.
Shelley Rotner's energetic portraits of diverse children add vitality and warmth to this celebration of the season, showcasing the joy of kids interacting with the natural world.
Follow the changing seasons with the rest of Shelley Rotner's acclaimed Hello Seasons! series! - (Random House, Inc.)
This picture book is a beautiful, lyrical salute to spring. Crisp, vibrant photos align directly with short, simple sentences, which are very effective despite often consisting of just a noun and a verb: "Daffodils dance. Dandelions dot. Forsythia shouts!" The photos include centered close-ups of plants, bugs, and baby animals, so that very young readers will have no problem identifying each subject ("Salamanders emerge. Snakes slither"). There are also photos of young children from diverse backgrounds enjoying spring activities, again with close alignment to the text (pictures of three kids with their noses buried in blossoms accompanies "You can smell that spring is in the air"). Every page offers a new collection of vivid images, each one designed to capture readers' attention. An excellent selection for preschool storytime, due to the visual, written, and auditory reinforcement of each concept. Emerging readers will appreciate the simple sentences, oversize text, and highlighted vocabulary words. No matter what age, this is sure to delight anyone yearning for spring. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
School Library Journal Reviews
PreS-Gr 2—A joyous and simple ode to spring and all its glory. Winter is over, and flora and fauna are waking up with the arrival of spring. ("Birds return with song, busy building nests and laying eggs. Daffodils dance. Dandelions dot. Forsythia shouts!") Large color photographs of nature and a diverse array of children enjoying the spring season accompany the spare, poetic text. Young readers will appreciate seeing children their own age interacting with nature and will glean spring-related facts and vocabulary along the way. A glossary with highly accessible definitions is included.
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