Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Spring is Here

Spring is Here

Taro Gomi
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Chronicle Books, 1989   ISBN: 978-0811823319

Spring is here and a new little calf looks at us. All around him new things are growing and blooming. Soon the fields are full of crops watered by rain and fed by the earth. Then as the year moves on, it becomes time for the harvest followed by the first snows of winter.

Spring is here again and the little calf looks at us and we can see that he has grown in the year that has passed. We feel the rhythm of the year as season flows into season.

With the minimum of words and simple bright illustrations, the author has beautifully captured the passing of time and the way in which spring brings with it change and new life.