Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spring Has Sprung


Well, it has finally unthawed around here and the trees have leaves and flowers are starting to bloom.  Even though just a few days ago it felt like winter, Mother Nature knew better.  Here are a few books about Spring.

How Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Ouellet

If your kids liked Frozen then this is the book for you.  It can provide a wonderful compare and contrast lesson.  Lady Winter and Sister Spring live in the forest.  Winter should be ending but Lady Winter doesn’t want to go to sleep so she makes a magic blanket so Sister Spring will keep sleeping.  Robin calls all the creatures together to save her but none can until Robin thinks of a trick.  I would read this book to kids 4-8 years old.

Splish Splash Spring by Jan Carr

This little rhyming book about Spring signs is a charmer.  The illustrations are made from cut felt.  If you look closely you can see that and all the other details.  They are just delightful.  The funny rhymes are ones kids will love repeating.  I would read this book to kids 2-5 years old.

Rain Song by Lezlie Evans

Another rhyming book about Spring that centers on a storm that approaches and two little sisters run home as it grows more severe.  But like every storm it eventually dies down and the girls go out to splash in the rain and puddles.  I would read this book to kids 2-5 years old.

Hooray for Spring by Kazuo Iwamura

Three little red squirrels find a baby bird that seems hungry so they try to feed it with no success.  When its mom appears, the squirrels watch the baby eat a WORM!! This book is worth it for the illustrations alone.  They are beautiful and the three little squirrels are darling.  I would read this book to kids 3-6 years old.

I hope your spring has sprung too and you're not still shivering in the cold.   Until next week, keep on reading.

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