Monday, January 11, 2010

Children's Book Review: It's Spring by Samantha Berger and Pamela Chanko

Title: It's Spring!
Authors:  Samantha Berger and Pamela Chanko
Illustrator:  Melissa Sweet
Board Book: 30 pages
Publisher:  Cartwheel (Scholastic)
ISBN:  0439442389
Description:  The robin told the rabbit...The rabbit told the deer...The deer told the duck...Then all the birds began to singTo tell the bears, "Wake up, it's spring!"Samantha Berger and Pamela Chanko's breezy rhyming text and Melissa Sweet's charming watercolor illustrations spread the news that spring is here! This is a board book edition of a book originally published in the Hello Reader line.  [Cover & description from Goodreads.com]



Overall rating: 10/10
One of our favorite board books, It's Spring! is filled with beautiful illustrations and sweet rhyming text.  The story follows several friendly animals as they spread the news of the season across the sunny countryside.  Melissa Sweet's watercolor illustrations are truly lovely and bring this simple poetic story to life.

This book is perfect for very young readers!  The illustrations suit the story perfectly, allowing non-readers to follow along & helping emergent readers decipher the text.  The characters are gleeful & sweet as they cheerfully spread the news of spring, and the board book format makes it durable enough for babies and toddlers to read again and again.  

To buy this book:  The Book Depository | Powell's | Amazon 

Illustrator Link:  Melissa Sweet
Author Links:  Samantha Berger | Pamela Chanko

Happy Reading!  :-)
It's Spring! fan art by 5 year old

3 comments:

Ivana said...

Your rating system is so cute! The little artist is very talented for his age!

I have an award for you!
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Violet said...

Thank you! She loves to draw. :)

And thank you very much for the beautiful award! I will post & share it today. Very kind of you!

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