Reviews for My Spring Robin


School Library Journal Reviews 1989 July
PreS-Gr 1-- Incorporating more plot than in their earlier first concept books, the Rockwells present a simple and briefly told story of a young girl who goes out on the first day of spring to search for the robin whose song so impressed her the previous summer. Before she finds ``my spring robin,'' she encounters a variety of signs of the new season in her backyard: a toad and an earthworm; crocus, forsythia, magnolia, violets, and daffodils blooming; and fiddlehead ferns emerging. Cheery, bright pencil-and-watercolor illustrations offer a child's perspective of the outdoors. While few children will actually find all these plants blooming on the same day, the author and illustrators mention and depict enough easily recognizable signs of spring to make this book especially useful to libraries serving very young children. This attractive introduction to the natural world will be welcomed by adults searching for a simple, realistic story of the season. --Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn. Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

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School Library Journal Reviews 1989 August
PreS-Gr 1-- Incorporating more plot than in their earlier first concept books, the Rockwells present a simple and briefly told story of a young girl who goes out on the first day of spring to search for the robin whose song so impressed her the previous summer. Before she finds ``my spring robin,'' she encounters a variety of signs of the new season in her backyard: a toad and an earthworm; crocus, forsythia, magnolia, violets, and daffodils blooming; and fiddlehead ferns emerging. Cheery, bright pencil-and-watercolor illustrations offer a child's perspective of the outdoors. While few children will actually find all these plants blooming on the same day, the author and illustrators mention and depict enough easily recognizable signs of spring to make this book especially useful to libraries serving very young children. This attractive introduction to the natural world will be welcomed by adults searching for a simple, realistic story of the season. --Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn. Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.

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