That’s What Happens When It’s Spring!

written by Elaine W. Good, illustrated by Susie Shenk

A rural child discovers the sights, sounds, colors, and special feeling of spring.

The title is the refrain for many of the season's small, rewarding discoveries: barely visible red bulbs underneath mulch that protects the rhubarb patch all winter; brightly dyed Easter eggs, one small green leaf on an otherwise brown willow tree; playing in the mud; a new baby calf; harvesting dandelion greens for supper; and much more. The sparkling illustrations explode in confetti-colored streaks and washes, with a variety of close-ups that relay the tiniest of spring's details in an almost abstract way.  ~ Publishers Weekly