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Book Review: It’s Spring!

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springIt’s Spring!

Written by Linda Glaser,
Illustrated by Susan Swan
Published January 1, 2002 by Millbrook Press 
Genre/Topics: Seasons, Nature, Realistic
Ages: 4+, 32 pages 

 

It’s Spring! is a colorful and educational book about how the season changes to Spring. The book follows one boy as he experiences different things during Spring.  It begins how winter coats are no longer needed, the ice melts and then there are puddles to jump in. The different senses are in the book as he feels  the soft buds on his cheek, hears birds cheep, and smells daffodils. Spring is now the season to plant and he starts a garden. He notices that the sun shines longer and the days are warmer. The illustrations are very unique, because it’s made with three-dimensional cut paper then layered to give depth and photographed with lights to give shadows. The pictures almost appear as though the flower is popping out of the page. The back of the book provides Spring nature activities. 

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Happy 1st Day of Spring!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

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I took these photos at an ethnic fest in a local park. I loved how everyone of all ages played on this playground item. They kept twirling and laughing as it went fast. It doesn’t necessarily matter your size, because everyone can enjoy the fun!

A parent helps push to twirl fast.
There are so many ages and stages of growth in these children.
I quickly took a photo when I saw this young child playing the drums. Perhaps he’ll grow up to become a drummer.