Spring is in the air—and in the trees!
Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color. . .and blossoms! From the creators of Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees, Spring Blossoms introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees.
During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers—each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles.
Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, Spring Blossoms offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.
About the Author
Carole Gerber's picture book Winter Trees was selected as a 2009 Outstanding Trade Book by the National Science Association and the Children's Book Council. Carole holds a B.S. in English education and an M.A. in journalism from Ohio State University. She enjoys sharing her books with children through the Greater Columbus Arts Council Artists in Schools program.
Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design. When time allows she enjoys developing her own projects including calendars, prints, books and broadsides under her imprint, the Sea Dog Press. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.
Read an Excerpt
Spring is bursting out all over. The sun is up. It's warm. Let's go!