Published by Millbrook Press
Summary: “On a drip-droppy, slip-sloppy, snow-melting day…squirrels cuddle. Snakes huddle. Clouds break. Salamanders wake.” The rest of the text of this book takes this format, describing a type of spring day, then showing signs of spring with a subject/verb combination. The photographs illustrate each phrase, portraying plants and animals in early spring. The final two pages give more information about each of the photos; there’s also a glossary and list of books for further reading. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: This would be a great catalyst to start a conversation about looking for signs of spring. The photos are sure to inspire kids to think of what they’ve noticed in their own neighborhoods.
Cons: Like my other recent Millbrook Press review (Run, Sea Turtle, Run), this only comes in an expensive library-bound format: $23.88 on Amazon; $21.04 on Follet.