Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting and waiting

Perhaps winter has passed us over with a brown kind of spring.  And Then It's Spring.  Like, really spring!  A green spring.

Presenting Caldecott award winning illustrator of  A Sick Day for Amos McGee, Erin E. Stead's, new creation:

I'm not sure how to describe how brilliant this picturebook is.  The text is just enough, but the true  charm is in the woodblock and pencil art.  Though it rains and shines, everything is a "just brown sort of brown."  The seeds are planted and "they are trying."  Will it ever be spring, when "the brown isn't around and now you have green, all around you have green"?

Perfect for gardeners new and old.

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