Enliven your theme lists for seasons, spring, verbs, or just fun with this cheerful picture book. Spring ends with "ing," and Raczka takes children from winter's end to summer's beginning with several befitting "ing" words. From "Melting, dripping, cold's grip slipping" to "buzzing, humming—summer's coming!" readers will remember all of the things they love to do when the weather changes. Using a spring palette, Stead's paintings add an entertaining element and useful clarification to the active text. "Trees leaf-outing" and "lemonading" provide humor and fit the rhyme pattern but might hamper the book's value as a verb-teaching tool. The book includes a four-question rhyming quiz that has the same uplifting spirit as the book.
June WolfeCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Spring Thingsby Bob Raczka, Judy Stead
Nature is busy budding and flowering; baby animals are being born; gardeners are planting; and everywhere children are running and playing. In rhyming text, the author celebrates Spring.
"Enliven your theme lists for seasons, spring, verbs, or just for fun with this cheerful picture book."
School Library Journal
"This cheerful picture book celebrates the season in pithy, rhyming phrases and sunny artwork."
- Whitman, Albert & Company
- Publication date:
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 9 MB
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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By Bob Raczka, Judy Stead
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cold's grip slipping.
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Meet the Author
Bob Raczka is the author of four seasonal books: Snowy, Blowy Winter; Spring Things; Summer Wonders; and Who Loves the Fall? He lives in the Chicago area with his family and dog.
Judy Stead has worked as a teacher, graphic designer, art director, illustrator, author, and painter. She’s illustrated more than a dozen children’s books including Snowy, Blowy Winter and Best Friend on Wheels. She lives with her family in Charlotte, NC, where her “treetop” studio overlooks some of Mother Nature’s wildest work.
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