When Spring Comes

The award winning, bestselling husband and wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrThe award winning, bestselling husband and wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles You can feel it and smell it and hear it and you can read it Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons And Laura Dronzek s gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the joyful newborn spring Watch the world transform when spring comes
When Spring Comes The award winning bestselling husband and wife team of Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate for the first time since their acclaimed picture book Birds Before spring comes the trees are dark s

  • Title: When Spring Comes
  • Author: Kevin Henkes Laura Dronzek
  • ISBN: 9780062331397
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “When Spring Comes”

    1. Lovely, soft book about spring. Before I had kids I wouldn't have given this book a second glance, but now I've come to appreciate sweet and tender books, and to appreciate how less text and simple illustrations can be vital to a good read-aloud! This has pictures and words that even my 4yo can understand and will sit still for, and that's a winning combination!

    2. Can we just given Kevin Henkes a lifetime Caldecott Medal and be done with it?From his books about the immortal Lily to gems like this, he speaks to children with humor and charm, never talking down to them, but always on a level they can grasp. Add stellar art to that, and you have someone who makes the flavor of the month types who are the darlings of the "experts" look like the soon to be dated hacks that they are. Another simply wonderful book from a master of the art of creating children's [...]

    3. A fun way to introduce the concept of spring to young children. My 4-year old loved it. Filled with stunning images in soothing colors, this book makes for ideal nighttime reading. The sentences are short and ideas are clear and concise.

    4. A Baker's Dozen 2017 This is the perfect sensory book for spring time. I really liked it. The bright, soft illustrations and rhythmic text really do portray spring time perfectly. I want to crawl into this book and live for a while. I hope Henkes and Dronzek, will create a book for each of the four seasons. It's books like this that will bring enjoyment to both parent and child and will stand the test of time.

    5. The beginning of this book was just OK for me. But I started to like it as I got a sense of spring from the words and the adorable illustrations. I especially liked the "it changes its mind a lot" (thanks, Utah). :-) A good filler in storytime. And I can put it on display for my seasons theme coming up.10/12/16 Used this in Seasons preschool theme as part of Literacy Moment. I drew Apple Letters from the bucket and the kids had to find that letter on the pages. There were SO many kids! I haven't [...]

    6. Sweet, gentle, lovely ode to spring. I especially like the way it focuses on both nature and a child's activities.

    7. Colorful eye-popping illustrations showcase the small things that happen just as Spring arrives.Ages: 3 - 6#spring**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website: The Book Radar.

    8. I thought the text for this one was just a bit better than In the Middle of Fall. Maybe because this one has a waiting theme, which Kevin Henkes has clearly thought about a lot.I LOVE Laura Dronzek's illustrations in both books. My favorite in this one was the full-page spread of the kids with umbrellas. I also really like the one towards the end with the kids feeling, smelling, and hearing Spring.

    9. Pretty cute description of what happens before/in spring. Definitely seems like an earlier Kevin Henkes book than Kitten's First Full Moon, which I will love until the day I die.

    10. Beautiful illustrations .Great picture book about the transformation of winter into spring. Lovely book for Gr K-2. Highly recommended.

    11. Knowing this was a Henkes book, I kept double thinking the illustrations, but this is actually illustrated by Laura Dronzek. Apparently, they also have another book from about 6-7 years ago called 'Birds', but I have not yet read that one. 'When Spring Comes' is a delightful and vibrant read. The illustrations are full of imagination and truly tell the story from melting snow to new birth and blossoms everywhere. This is definitely a cute read and one to bring out again and again when the chill [...]

    12. I was so glad to see this book a little early - it's featured in our Book Fair.Absolutely loved it - wonderful to see Kevin Henkes as the author and his wife, Laura Dronzek, as the illustrator.The illustrations are gorgeous, the words are softly spoken and absolutely compliment the pictures. The Henkes' family are Wisconsin dwellers and I see the midwest depicted beautifully in this book. Cannot wait to own it this week!

    13. An explanation of when spring comes and how to see the changes. Pairs well with "And Then It's Spring" by Fogliano and Stead. My favorite page was when Spring changes its mind and there is an illustration of snow on daffodils. 2016 storytime theme: springReviewed from a library copy.

    14. A good book to read this time of year!! I especially like the line "Spring can come quickly or slowly. It changes its mind a lot."

    15. Henkes, Kevin When Spring Comes. Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. PICTURE BOOK. HarperCollins Publishers, 2016. $17.99. Content: G. Before Spring comes, the garden is just dirt, and empty. But if you wait, Spring will push green shoots through the dirt to fill up the garden. Before Spring grass is brown, trees have no leaves and eggs have not hatched. But if you wait, there will be buds, and bees and boots and bubbles. There will be worms and wings and wind and wheels. This is a fun book about Wint [...]

    16. The artwork is usually what draws me most to children's books. This one is just okay to me. But 1) all the faces are white, and 2) the nature scenes are good, not great. My other disappointment is the story is mostly about waiting for the next thing to happen. And instead of ending with celebrating that Spring has arrived and enjoying the season? "When Spring is finally here to stay, you might think you are done waiting, but you are not . . . . Now, you have to wait for Summer."

    17. In "When Spring Comes," the author uses imagery to show children the changes of season. From blooming flowers to fall leaves, birds chirping, and snowmen. This book describes why there are different seasons before Spring. It also shows how an egg hatches to create birds, and a seed blooms into a flower. Children will see the transformation to each season. From a cold winter, to a colorful cool Spring.

    18. While this book has unique illustrations to it, I did not fully agree with Henkes (author) on the direction to take the story. The lead up through winter to spring is eventful; however, the story does not spend much time in spring, only looking forward to summer. It is as if Henke's ran out of paper. I wish the book would show the activities that can be done in the spring time, actually done.

    19. This book is good for teaching about spring. It has really good descriptions of what happens to the ground and trees when winter turns to spring. It also has nice illustrations that are cute and colorful. This book also has good examples of thing that happen when spring comes like rain and baby animals. I liked it a lot and would use it in the classroom.

    20. Love the soft art, the highlights of the season, and showing the change from winter to spring and the hints of summer to come. Best part is the lining of the hardcover--little spring symbols in the front and little summer symbols in the back!

    21. Pretty Spring book. Quite evocative of the season. I hope they do all four seasons! So far this one was cute, but the Fall book was WONDERFUL!

    22. All about winter ending and spring beginning and all the things you can look forward to when spring comes to stay. But then you have to wait for summer.

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