Spring sail

Larry Dane Brimner

Book - 2006

A child describes some of the sights and sounds of early spring.

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Magic door to learning
Readers (Publications)
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World 2006.
Physical Description
24 p. : col. ill
Includes bibliographical resources (p. 24).
Main Author
Larry Dane Brimner (-)
Other Authors
R. W. 1955- Alley (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 1 -These books are a confusing mix of fact and fantasy and the series title is misleading. In Spring , two African-American children sail newspaper boats in the street (a possible safety concern). On the next page, these toys magically transform into real boats and the children sail along with various anthropomorphic animal friends. Later, the youngsters are shown climbing up a rainbow. Similarly, Summery Day shows some sort of sea monster at the beach, and in Winter , penguins on ice skates join in the fun. A book that intends to teach should stick to the facts. Although the illustrations are fun and capture a child's imagination, they don't make up for the books' limitations.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL [Page 83]. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A child describes some of the sights and sounds of early spring.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Splash! Spring brings gentle rain, colorful blossoms, and puddles that are perfect for sailing newspaper boats. This refreshing time of year comes alive through kid-friendly text and inspired illustrations. Young readers will walk away with a new appreciation of springtime and an increased sense of awe at its myriad wonders.