Handsprings

by Douglas Florian

When spring finally arrives after a long winter, energy itself seems to grow like... read more

When spring finally arrives after a long winter, energy itself seems to grow like leaves on a tree. Douglas Florian’s fourth book of seasonal poems and paintings focuses on the feelings of renewal and revival often associated with spring. The short, vibrant poems feature crisp, playful language that makes even the wind and rain feel like as much fun as wearing shorts and playing baseball. The accompanying paintings are full of the movement and activities of the season. (Ages 6–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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