If your child patiently waits for the first buds of spring, this book might grow on them
and then it’s spring
Author: Julie Fogliano
Illustrator: Erin E. Stead
Publisher: A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press
Recommended Age Range: 4 to 7
and then it’s spring is a simply written, beautifully illustrated book about waiting, and waiting, and waiting for spring. A terrific story with the perfect ending for this time of year.
Awards: Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Honor Books; Washington Post Best Books of the Year; Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year; Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens; CCBC Choice; Ezra Jack Keats New Author Award; IRA Teachers’ Choices; Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year; Maine Cream of the Crop Master List; Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Masters List; BCCB Recommended Title; ALA Notable Children’s Books; Booklist Editor’s Choice, Books for Youth, 2012: Fiction, Young Readers