When the small narrator's favorite bird flew away in the fall, her father told her it would come back in the spring. Beginning in March, she looks for it, seeing crocuses, forsythia, magnolias, and the first fiddleheads before the robin family puts in an appearance. This very simple story is appropriately illustrated in the usual accessible Rockwell style; though the drawing is a little clumsy, it does convey the feeling of the first springtime arrivals. Commendably, the blossoms shown together also come simultaneously in nature. Useful seasonal fare for the youngest.