WHAT COMES IN SPRING? by Barbara Savadge Horton

WHAT COMES IN SPRING?

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Age Range: 3 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A gracefully poetic conversation between a mother and daughter links the cycling of the seasons to the child's own birth. In spring come ``leaves on trees and robins [and] The first time I ever saw your daddy.'' ``Where was I?'' ``You weren't born yet.'' ``Mama, what comes next?'' The summer's wedding, the baby beginning ``to grow inside of me'' in autumn, the ``crisp, clean air'' of winter when ``our voices sound loud in the quiet''--all are recalled in loving dialogue, coming at last to the joy of birth in the spring. In Young's glowing impressionistic pastels, the family is Oriental; his palette here is bright yet tender, the point of view sometimes intimately close, like that of a child secure in her parents' welcome. A lovely first book, with a text worthy of its beautiful setting. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-679-80268-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1992




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