Julie Fogliano and Erin E. Stead have created a delightful tale about waiting patiently for spring. This story is gentle and thoughtfully paced, and the promise of spring and all her beauty is fully realized. Erin Stead's illustrations are a perfect compliment to Fogliano's prose. And Then It's Spring is great new addition to my spring story-time collection and well deserving of the Caldecott Award that was bestowed upon it and its creators this January.
Boot & Shoe written and illustrated by two time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee is the story of 2 dogs content to live together, but exist separately- Boot is a back porch kind of dog and while Shoe prefers the front porch. This arrangement seems to be working out fine, until a squirrel comes to the yard and causes quite a calamity. A sweet, fun and funny book for my dog story-time! I am a big fan of Frazee's work and Boot & Shoe are a great addition!