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Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  14 reviews
After a long sleepy winter, the trees, flowers, and animals are getting ready for a busy spring. Discover all the different ways nature wakes up when spring arrives in this fresh and fun story of a family exploring their garden. 

With further non-fiction information about animals and plants at the back, this picture book is the perfect introduction to the science behind spr
Hardcover, 32 pages
Expected publication: March 16th 2021 by words pictures
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This is a children's book with a lot of Non-Fiction stuff in the back of the book that I read to my twin boys. This is a cute children's book all about Spring, and we are so ready for Spring. My boys and I always work in the garden during the Spring, so this is a great book for them. They loved the pictures in this book. I think this is good for reading to younger readers, or it is good for older 1st to 3rd to read. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (words pictures) o ...more
Rebecca Crunden
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
I wasn't expecting this to be so educational and informative! I picked it up thinking it was just a picture book for kids, and it is, but when you finish the sweet story of the family welcoming spring, the rest of the book focuses on educating kids about plants, animals, migration, life cycles, climate change and safeguarding the natural world. How wonderful! This is a lovely little book for parents to read to their children, perhaps before starting a garden or teaching them about kindness to al ...more
Emilee (emileereadsbooks)
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures for a free digital copy for my review.

"The spring sunlight is nature's alarm clock." What a sweet word picture that accompanies these lovely illustrations that will help children embrace the joys of spring. The majority of the book is a story of two siblings and their father exploring their garden in spring. The end of the book contains facts pages that give more information about plants and animals and how spring effects them.
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Such beautiful book just as the spring itself. Busy Spring features two girls and their father who all went out to their garden because winter was over, it's finally spring and there are things to be done in their garden. I love the illustrations so much. It's so beautiful and adorable and perfectly captures the beauty and warmness of spring. While they were in the garden their father taught them things about nature from the flowers to the animals living there. Further and into the later parts, ...more
Feb 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
A celebration of everything that IS Spring and the busying that comes with the waking of Spring, after Winter. For me, Spring is the best time of the year and Sean Taylor has described a small child’s experience of Spring, so clearly and beautifully that I feel the sense of anticipation and excitement.
I liked the father daughter conversation, it felt natural. The bit when Jasmine corrected her father about frogs growing into butterflies added heartfelt humour and character.
The exploration of the
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Busy Spring is a wonderful story about the arrival of spring. The story follows two young girls and their father throughout their yard in search of signs that it’s spring so that their father can plant carrots in their home garden.

The artwork is beautiful! There were several pages explaining pollination, animal migration, and how plants and animals hibernate and grow between winter into spring. There were further resources at the end of the story for kids to check out online. There were also ac
Feb 17, 2021 rated it liked it
Reasonably successful look at how nature changes and kicks into gear when spring arrives. Two energetic sisters and their gardener dad want to get on with digging the vegetable patch ready for the next carrot crop, but there is just too much to see, and luckily for them every relevant distraction possible is there, from the tadpoles in the pond they just happen to have, to caterpillars by the compost heap, birds nest-building, and so much more. A few non-fiction pages go through the science a bi ...more
The Silvan Reverie
From gardening to pond dipping and nesting birds to insect life, spring brings so many wonders and promise of newness. All of this is captured beautifully through a narrative and then several pages of nonfiction detail in Busy Spring. Children will love peeking in to the life of a family as they explore the outdoors in springtime, taking in all of the changes. Illustrations are charming and befitting the season, while the narrative moves and holds your attention.

Several pages at the end of this
arc provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

This story about Spring and everything to do with the season was so informative but in the most perfect way. It was simple but with how detailed and beautiful the illustrations were, I know the information will stick in a child’s mind.

I loved every second of this book and I can’t wait for kids to find it and learn all there is to know about Spring!

I highly recommend this one to any parent wanting an adorable book but one that will tea
Judith Babarsky
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Book that written in two parts. The first part is the story of a little girl and her father and their experience of the great outdoors, the plants and animals, as all awake from the winter with the beginning of spring. This part of the book is not particularly creative and is a bit wordy for a child. The second part of the book is more descriptive about why spring occurs, what happens to plants, animals, etc. It would be a good book to read to introduce children to the concepts of seasons and na ...more
joyce w. laudon
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Where I live it is snowing today. So, what a perfect time to think about spring. This picture book shows the many changes that occur over the course of the season. With charming illustrations, this title shows two children and their dad exploring nature. There are additional sections at the end of the story about plants, animals, things kids can do and ways to find out more. All in all, a nice book for young children about the beauty of the world.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All o
Lucy Stewart
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it

I sat down with my son to read this book the first thing I noticed was the beautiful illustrations. My son became more interested in the story as I read enjoying the story of exploring the garden during spring.

Busy spring is educational but in a fun way that engages children.Appealing to their curiosity and imagination.

I reviewed this ARC for NetGalley in exchange for a honest review
Mortisha Cassavetes
What a sweet book about Spring Time! I just loved it. The illustrations are beautifully colored and the storyline is so sweet. The book follows a family that is getting out on the first day of Spring to start planting carrots and their adventure around the yard. I highly recommend this picture book. It is great for kids of all ages. Thanks #Netgalley for an early review copy.
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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The beautiful illustrations perfectly capture the busy spring world and the two young girls that can't wait to explore it with their father. I love nature books that combine education with fun family time. I will definitely read this again. ...more
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