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And Then It's Spring

Fogliano, Julie

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
And Then It's Spring
Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596436244
Branch Call Number: J PIC F
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stead, Erin E Illustrator
Alternate Title: And then it is spring


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Waiting is never easy. Patience and perseverance pay off in this seasonal tale when brown blooms to green.

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Aug 14, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not as delightful as "If You Want to See a Whale", but I did enjoy the illustrations.

Apr 27, 2013
  • kimrae rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A delightful book that encourages us about Spring. Illustrations are wonderful and captures our delight when Spring finally arrives.

May 18, 2012
  • SCL_EarlyYears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A current favourite of SCL Youth Services staff. Using wonderful language and beautiful illustrations, this book captures precisely how springtime arrives in places that endure long winters!

Jan 31, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An understated little beauty with enough tiny details to ensnare squirmy children worldwide, author Fogliano and illustrator Stead have pooled their considerable talents to bring us a great example of what happens when you stop to grow the flowers.


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May 02, 2013
  • Roz_and_her_boys rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 31, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8


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Jan 31, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A boy, his dog, his turtle, a rabbit, and various assorted birds go out on a day that wavers between blue and gray skies. Says the book, “First you have brown, all around you have brown.” Armed with a wagon of seeds the boy sets about planting each one systematically, burying them under little mounds of dirt. The sun and the rain come but there is no green to be seen. A week passes and the boy worries about the seeds and whether or not they’ve been eaten by birds or crushed by bears. Another week passes and another until one day the brown is all gone, “and now you have green, all around you have green.” And there, pushing through the earth, the seedlings make their debut.


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Jan 31, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“First you have brown, all around you have brown.”


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