and then it's spring
Written by: Julie Fogliano
Illustrated by: Erin E. Stead
Back in February, it seemed that spring would never come. When March 20 came and went, I thought, "How did that happen? It was just January." I know I'm not alone in my thinking.
And then it's spring perfectly describes what I often feel like in winter: "First you have brown, all around you have brown." A boy goes out to plant some seeds. He wishes for rain; it rains. It's still brown. Time goes on. He plants some more seeds and worries. Why aren't plants coming up? Did the birds or bears do something with the seeds? Finally after a few weeks and some rain, there's green!
The illustrations are wonderful. The brown pages are just the right amount of drabness, without being depressing. As soon as it's green, all the colors seem to pop, and the only color that was added was green. And then it's spring helps teach children the virtue of patience in an instantaneous society we live in.
What's your favorite children's book about spring?
Have you read and then it's spring?
A of the A to Z Challenge.