Hello spring!

Shelley Rotner

Book - 2017

Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of spring, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life.

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New York : Holiday House [2017]
Main Author
Shelley Rotner (author)
First edition
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Age 4-8.
K to grade 3.
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Review by Booklist Review

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.--McBroom, Kathleen Copyright 2017 Booklist

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Review by School Library Journal Review

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. VERDICT A vibrant, welcome addition to school and public library collections, this title introduces all that the spring season has to offer for preschoolers.-Megan -Kilgallen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

The changes from winter into springespecially in the northeastern U.S.are illustrated with numerous colored photographs.After a title page sporting brilliant purple petals against wide green leaves, the first double-page spread shows the pale face of a child, wistfully looking out from a frost-framed, droplet-splattered window. The large-print text says: "Winter. / Waiting / for nature / to wake up." The pages that follow show the annual awakening of flora, fauna, and land in a temperate climateprobably the author's native Massachusetts, hinted at by a wide maple tree adorned with sap-collection buckets. Excellent layout ensures that simple sentences are surrounded by striking photographs to support the basic science of seasonal change. Among the vibrant plants and baby animals are children whose appearances are diverse in skin, hair, and eye color but alike in their exuberance at being outdoors in the spring. The children are generally gardening or tending to animals in sunshine, with care taken to include one youngster reveling in spring rain. Plants and critters, both domestic and wild, are as vividly portrayed as the children. The text uses a well-chosen array of verbs, alliteration, and basic scientific vocabulary. The final double-page spread, showing three brown-skinned children romping after a kite against a bright blue-and-green landscape, is a perfect accompaniment to the gentle reminder that spring leads into summer. Informative fun; engaging photography. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-7) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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