Spring Is Here [NOOK Book]

Overview

A winsome calf provides the backdrop—literally—for this charming story. With each turn of the page, the young animal is imaginatively transformed to reflect some activity of the four seasons: snow melting, seedlings springing up, harvest, all the way to the snow melting again and revealing that—the calf has grown. The story line follows the cycle of the seasons from one spring to the next, and its spare, fluid text—wedded to the vigorous graphics—vividly conveys the underlying themes of renewal and growth. The ...
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Overview

A winsome calf provides the backdrop—literally—for this charming story. With each turn of the page, the young animal is imaginatively transformed to reflect some activity of the four seasons: snow melting, seedlings springing up, harvest, all the way to the snow melting again and revealing that—the calf has grown. The story line follows the cycle of the seasons from one spring to the next, and its spare, fluid text—wedded to the vigorous graphics—vividly conveys the underlying themes of renewal and growth. The colors are joyful and fresh, and the artist's playful approach to perspective makes this a lovely picture book. Plus, this version includes audio and a read-along setting.

Follows the four seasons around the year, from snow melting into spring, through the quiet harvest and the fall of snow, and then to spring again.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A winsome calf provides the backdrop--literally--for this charming story. With each turn of the page, the young animal is imaginatively transformed to reflect some activity of the four seasons: snow melting, seedlings springing up, harvest, all the way to the snow melting again and revealing that--the calf has grown. The story line follows the cycle of the seasons from one spring to the next, and its spare, fluid text--wedded to the vigorous graphics--vividly conveys the underlying themes of renewal and growth. Japanese artist Gomi won the Graphic Prize at the Bologna Children's Book Fair for this work, and it's easy to see why. The colors are joyful and fresh, and the artist's playful approach to perspective makes this a perfect picture book. Ages 2-6. June
School Library Journal
PreS-- A year from spring to spring is graphically and textually described through the earth's seasonal changes and the maturation of a baby calf. As in Hi Butterfly Morrow and Coco Can't Wait Penguin, both 1985, Gomi engages readers and invites them to watch the calf's subtle physical changes plotted against those of the meadow in which he lives. The crisp, clear graphics in bright, distinct colors are sometimes collage-like in appearance, with shapes of the calf and the horizon blending together as the story progresses. These large, uncluttered illustrations and minimal text make this an ideal choice for toddler story time as well as for one-on-one usage with the lap-sittting crowd. --Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452122489
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 775,237
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Taro Gomi is a resident of Tokyo, Japan, and has illustrated more than 100 books for children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    Bright colors easy words

    My 2 year old reads this one to herself from memory.

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