“Please don’t stomp here. There are seeds and they are trying,” reads a sign in the yard. In up-and-coming author Julie Fogliano’s book, And Then It’s Spring, the reader follows along in the process of waiting for spring with a little boy. This beautiful book explains the way in which the world works. Along with the delicate illustrations of previous Caldecott Award winner Erin Stead, Fogliano tells the story of a boy who plants his very own garden and then must wait patiently as the brown of winter turns into the bright green of spring.
I really enjoyed this book and I think it could be used for children of all ages. It takes an interesting topic about how our world works and combines it with the story of a child and beautiful illustrations to make it enjoyable for all. Whether you’re looking for a book to help explain the way the seasons work and gardens grow or a nice book to read at bedtime, you can’t go wrong with And Then It’s Spring.
Reviewed by: Hannah Woodward