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When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes | Seasonal Story Picture Book - Alder & Alouette

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes | Seasonal Story

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  • When Spring Comes
  • Written by Kevin Henkes and Illustrated by Laura Dronzek. 
  • Published by Greenwillow Book; February 9, 2016.
  • Age: 4 to 8 years
  • 0.3" H x 11.4" L x 9.6" W (1.0 lbs) 40 pages
  • Hardcover


PRAISE FOR When Spring Comes

"In a starred review, The Horn Book said, "This joyful reflection is as welcome as spotting the first brave crocus."

"Dronzek's cozy paintings combine the simplified shapes of plants, creatures, and children...Henkes is honest about spring's more trying moments, weaving themes of waiting and patience throughout...Readers, especially those who live in regions that experience the full range of changing seasons, will warm to this catalog of familiar joys." -- Publishers Weekly

"A read-aloud dream, the meticulous text catalogs Spring's awakenings and its characteristic weather. ...Dronzek's thick-lined, bright acrylics are as simultaneously wry and joyous as the text...Henkes and Dronzek make waiting almost as much fun--if not more so--than the payoff." -- Kirkus Reviews

"No harm comes to the bunnies, birds and kittens in Laura Dronzek's deliciously colorful paintings for 'When Spring Comes, ' a gentle picture book written by Kevin Henkes. ...From brown to green, from eggs to birds, from seeds to flowers, seasonal changes transpire sweetly in these pages." -- Wall Street Journal

"Henkes creates a childlike and child-friendly cadence with the rhythms of his writing, and the robust, thickly outlined art carries plenty of kid appeal as well. ...Expect this to see heavy use in classrooms and library story hours." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books