And Then It's Spring | Julie Fogliano | MacmillanThank you! Delicate lines run like fine veins, describing animals, trees, plants and fences with intricate and intentional specificity. Sizable, scalloped cloud formations, whose flat panes of white widen double-page horizons, offset both the scrupulous linework and abundant regions of brown and blue. Their simplicity ventilates these pictures, allowing readers to note amusing secondary animal activities in the dirt. Many treasures lie buried within this endearing story, in which humor and anxious anticipation sprout alongside one another. There was a problem adding your email address.
Review of the Day: And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
Patience is a virtue. Actually it is, but tell that to anyone under the age of fifteen to pick an arbitrary age. Though it varies from child to child, immediate satisfaction is something our day and age strives to give us in everything from grocery shopping to movie selection. When kids can just hop on the internet and within less than a minute be connected to the sites they want and need then the idea of something taking not just days but weeks is capable of blowing their furry little minds. An understated little beauty with enough tiny details to ensnare squirmy children worldwide, author Fogliano and illustrator Stead have pooled their considerable talents to bring us a great example of what happens when you stop to grow the flowers. A boy, his dog, his turtle, a rabbit, and various assorted birds go out on a day that wavers between blue and gray skies.
Everyone gets spring fever as they wait for the temperature to raise just enough to allow the plants to start to grow and children to go outside and play. This story follows a little boy as he waits the weeks before spring for the grass to grow so he can play outside. This book is written in a fun, unique, slower rhythm that makes it a different read, which students enjoy. The structure of the story is perfect for sequencing, which is exactly what my students did after we answered the text dependent questions about the key ideas and details of the story. They loved the cut and paste sequence activity. The story has great illustrations.
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. Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the Caldecott Medal. Did birds eat the seeds? Did bears trample them? In Erin E.
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