Spring Blossoms (Hardcover)
Spring is in the air--and in the trees Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color. . .and blossoms From the creators of Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees, Spring Blossoms introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees. During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers--each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles. Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, Spring Blossoms offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.
About the Author
Carole Gerber has worked as a high school and middle school English teacher, an adjunct professor of journalism at the Ohio State University, a marketing director, editor of a company magazine, a member of creative teams at an ad agency and a hospital, a contributing editor to a computer magazine, and--finally!--as a writer of picture books, chapter books, elementary textbooks, magazine articles, speeches, annual reports, and patient education materials. Her picture book Winter Trees was selected as a 2009 Outstanding Trade Book by the National Science Association and the Children's Book Council. Carole holds a B.S. in English education and an M.A. in journalism from Ohio State University. She enjoys sharing her books with children through the Greater Columbus Arts Council Artists in Schools program. Leslie Evans was raised in Michigan and later trained as a printmaker at the Rhode Island School of Design. She often brings her printer's aesthetic to her work as an artist and illustrator, producing many of the illustrations for her children's books in her letterpress studio. When time allows she enjoys developing her own projects including calendars, prints, books and broadsides under her imprint, the Sea Dog Press. She has illustrated many books including Leaf Jumpers, The Yummy Alphabet Book, and the Alphabet Acrostic series (Clarion). Leslie lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, where she delights in her daily walks along the Charles river with her dog, Clyde.
"[A] book that brings the essence of spring to life."
". . . a unique contribution to informational literature. Given the new Common Core priorities, this book is real plus."
--School Library Journal