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When Spring Comes

Written by Kevin Henkes & illustrated by Laura Dronzek
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The award-winning, bestselling husband-and-wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds. Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it! Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And Laura Dronzek’s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring. Watch the world transform when spring comes!

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This is a cute, whimsical story about spring. The text is simple and matches the simple thrills of spring: the weather turning warmer, colorful flowers appearing, new green buds on trees and in gardens. These simple joys are often set against colorful illustrations, a combination that helps highlight the joy we feel as we see new life appear as winter turns to spring.

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Who Wrote When Spring Comes

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Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children of all ages. He received the Caldecott Medal for Kitten’s First Full Moon; Caldecott Honors for Waiting and Owen; two Newbery Honors—one for Olive’s Ocean and one for The Year of Billy Miller—and Geisel Honors for Waiting and Penny and Her Marble. His other books include Egg, Old Bear, A Good Day, Chrysanthemum, and the beloved Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Kevin Henkes lives with his family in Madison, Wisconsin. www.kevinhenkes.com

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Who Illustrated When Spring Comes

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Laura Dronzek

Laura Dronzek is a painter whose work has been exhibited nationally. Her picture books include Moonlight, by Helen V. Griffith; It Is Night, by Phyllis Rowand; and White Is for Blueberry, by George Shannon.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780062331397
Publication Date:
February 9, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2014050050
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0062331396
Lexile:
500L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
180009
ATOS Book Level:
2.1
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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