It's Spring!

From the Series Celebrate the Seasons

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the spring season.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2003-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.875 x 9
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 57475
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Activities, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides



“From the Celebrate the Seasons series, which includes It’s Fall (2001), this brightly illustrated picture book offers sensory impressions and childlike experiences representative of spring. Writing in first person from a boy’s point of view, Glaser proves an astute observer of what spring looks and feels like to a child: pussy willows soft against the cheek, birds that ‘cheep and warble and trill,’ and the sunsets after dinner. Swan’s eye-catching artwork underlines the three-dimensional quality of collage. Rather than trying to mask the joint marks where one piece of painted-and-cut paper meets another, the illustrator uses light and shadow to highlight the overlapping papers and create a greater sense of depth. A list of nature activities adds to the usefulness of this pleasant book.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Glaser and Swan team up once again in this eye-catching and informative ode to nature, the second in a series of seasonal titles (It’s Fall!, 2001, etc.). Speaking through the voice of a narrator, Glaser uses simple language to convey the changes brought by spring: warmer weather, budding plants, and awakening animals. . . In cut-paper collage created from hand-painted papers, Swan’s gorgeous depiction of water rushing down a mountainside comes alive with swirling marbled paper and a slate-blue sky flecked with white. In the foreground, sculptured, sun-colored daffodils shoot up around the rocks. Later, Swan’s palette turns deep blue and mossy green as a troupe of wide-eyed ‘spring peepers and bullfrogs sing’ amidst the rushes. The narrator and his dog, who’s howling at the moon, appear as small silhouettes below the star-dappled sky. In the end, Glaser suggests a series of ‘Nature Activities to Do in the Spring.’ A natural choice for springtime reading.”
Kirkus Review

School Library Journal

“A companion to the author’s It’s Fall (Millbrook, 2001). The excitement of spring is in the air as a boy explores the world around him. Cut-paper illustrations enhanced by hand painting give a three-dimensional look to the scenes. A double-page spread of a torrential river made up of marbled paper and paint splatters is especially evocative of the season. . . ©hildren will enjoy this spring scavenger hunt as they browse the richly detailed illustrations. The book closes with a list of nature activities.”
School Library Journal

Author: Linda Glaser

Illustrator: Susan Swan

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Celebrate the Seasons

Simple text and bold, beautiful paper sculpture convey the animal life, plant life, weather, and clothing, as well as the colors and feelings, associated with winter, spring, and fall. Nature activities for each season are included. View available downloads →