Hardcover, 32 pages
Published by Roaring Brook Press (2012-02-14)
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Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.
Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.
And Then It's Spring is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012
One Potato Review
Finally a worthy successor to The Carrot Seed of sixty years ago, here is the promise of spring: first “a hopeful, very possible sort of brown,” then brown with “a greenish hum that you can only hear if you put your ear to the ground and close your eyes.” Stubborn and watchful.
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