Springtime Stories for Beginning Readers
When Oscar the caterpillar discovers that he will one day become a butterfly, he's overjoyed. And his friend Edna the bookworm encourages his hopes of flying to Mexico with the other Monarch butterflies. To prepare, Oscar learns Spanish and dreams of flying through the purple Sierra Madre Mountains.
The running of rivers, the wild geese returning, the bear cubs stepping out, and the peepers singing — this is the arrival of spring in the north country. Join all manner of north country animals as they respond in their own unique ways to the slow vanishing of the cold, dark winter.
Wendy Pfeffer describes the amazing metamorphosis from tiny, jellylike egg to little fishy tadpole to great big bullfrog. Holly Keller has created the archetypal frog pond and we see it through the seasons as the tadpoles grow legs and lungs and eventually hop onto land: bullfrogs at last.
Everyone is certain it won't grow, but a little boy remains confident in his carrot seed's potential. Watch as he carefully plants, tends to, and eventually harvests a carrot whose size is in direct proportion to his unflappable faith in it. Two- and four-color illustrations.
What happens to the inhabitants of a small town when a playful wind blows through, randomly taking away every object in its path? This book of simple rhyming verse and bright illustrations takes youngsters on a whirlwind trip that shows how the forces of nature impact the lives of ordinary people.
Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait...and wait...until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.