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And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano
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Apr 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books
Read in February, 2012

There is something magical and haunting about this little book. It arrived in February, the worst month in the year, and was a ray of sunshine, a beacon of hope, a promise that spring was coming. "First you have brown. All around you have brown." The birds huddle on stalks of wheat. The turtle wears a stocking cap. The dog looks at his child with a face that says, "Really? It's brown and cold and there is no romping." But..."then there are seeds," and as every gardener knows this is where the magic begins. The life of the gardener and his dog require great patience and perseverance, but those characteristics are rewarded because one day " have green, all around you have green." This is not a book that explodes. This is a book that whispers, that asks readers to listen closely, to pay attention, to look carefully, and above all else, don't stomp. Walk into your local library and ask for it - shhhh, whisper.

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