Spring is Here
by Tarō Gomi
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons.
Board Book, 34 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Chronicle Books
(first published 1989)
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In those early-reader, cardboard book days, small children often want you to read the same books to them over and over, and over again. This book was a favorite for Miss B. It was also a favorite for me to re-share with her; it never grew old. The pictures are lovely and imaginative, and the strange little "story" clever, fun, and imaginative. Meanwhile, in its own way, it helps kids start to understand the ideas of changing seasons and life cycles.
This super simple book really grabbed my son's attention. I'm thinking alot of the books about seasons over do it. This was simple and let his mind do the rest. The science link at the end is an extra bonus. I feel this book has helped my son grasp the concept of seasons. This is fairly substantial because we live near the ecuator and do not have traditional seasons.
This book is not only great to read during the spring time, but it showcases all the seasons. It is a great book to use to initiate class discussion about the 4 seasons. Children can discuss how the weather changes during each season. Also, it is a bilingual book which is useful for children who speak Spanish or are learning Spanish.
This book was great for both Lucy at 2, and me. It's genuinely artistic in a way that I find enjoyable, and also holds Lucy's interest. A lot of times those two things don't really connect -- there are a lot of books that I'll find very aesthetically pleasing that Lu could care less about.
This is a very basic book about what happens during the different seasons. Flowers, wind, and harvests are all mentioned throughout the book. This would be a good introductory book for kids who are learning the basic concepts of books, such as directionality.
Jul 16, 2012 Lindsay rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I love Taro Gomi! I used this bilingual book for Spanish and bilingual story time programs about spring/growing things. The simple text is illustrated with cute drawings showing the change of seasons --and growth of a baby cow--very well.
Simplistic and bold pictures lead babies and toddlers on a fun trip through the four seasons. This book reveals and let children use their imaginations to discover their environments, and discover the beauty of the seasons.