Spring Is Here / Llegó la Primavera [NOOK Book]

Overview

Un ternero bonito proporciona el fondo – literalmente – para este cuento encantador. Con cada doblada de pàgina, el animal joven se transforme imaginativamente para reflejar un cambio de las cuatro temporadas: nieve derritiendose, semillas brotando, la cosecha, regresando a la nieve derritiendose de nuevo, y revelando que el ternero ha crecido. El cuento sigue el ciclo de las temporadas de una primavera a la proxima, y su texto fluido y minimo – en combinacion con las ilustraciones vigorosos – trasmite ...
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Overview

Un ternero bonito proporciona el fondo – literalmente – para este cuento encantador. Con cada doblada de pàgina, el animal joven se transforme imaginativamente para reflejar un cambio de las cuatro temporadas: nieve derritiendose, semillas brotando, la cosecha, regresando a la nieve derritiendose de nuevo, y revelando que el ternero ha crecido. El cuento sigue el ciclo de las temporadas de una primavera a la proxima, y su texto fluido y minimo – en combinacion con las ilustraciones vigorosos – trasmite vividamente los temas subyacentes de la renovación y el crecimiento. Los colores son alegres y juguetónes, y el enfoque lucido del artista con la perspectiva resulta en un libro lindisimo. Además, esta versión incluye audio y un ajuste de lectura a lo largo.

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
From the Publisher
This clever story takes readers throughout the course of a year using a calf as a backdrop. The snow-white animal is introduced on the first page. As the text mentions the melting snows, patches of brown representing the earth appear on its back. As viewers zoom in on the earth, those patches become covered with sprouts of new grass and then blooming flowers, a lush grassy meadow, and storm-tossed fields, until the lamb disappears entirely. It is only with the return of winter, quiet and white, that its outline once again emerges, as a full-grown cow. Gomi's illustrations are elegant in their simplicity. He effectively incorporates touches of color-the tender greens of spring; the blues, black, and grays of a summer tempest; the russet browns of fall; and the whites that herald winter. Children will be captivated by his clever use of human figures and animals in each scene. -School Library Journal, starred review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452122571
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,130,369
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • File size: 12 MB
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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 November 7, 2013

    Cute book! My 2 year old nieces loves the colors and pictures. I

    Cute book! My 2 year old nieces loves the colors and pictures. I love that it is bilingual, I wish is was easier to find more books like this one.

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