Bright flowers, cute baby animals, fresh plants—colors are everywhere in spring! Explore color in the world around you. What colors make you think of spring? What can you create with the colors of spring? Encourage readers to notice color in the real world and create their own spring-inspired artwork through vibrant photos and lyrical text.
"Besides introducing popular seasonal activities, this series also spotlights drawing techniques such as shadowing, texture, lines, and shapes. A question-and-answer format inspires young readers to comment and expand upon the text. Vivid vocabulary is sprinkled throughout to engage students and introduce new words, such as nectar, checkered, and harvest. Winter explores how bright colors stand out from dull ones and asks readers to identify and sort different squares of color into bright and dull. Each title in the series ends with a Crayola color guide that labels the colors in each book with some of the uniquely named colors found in a Crayola box of crayons, such as "dandelion," "timberwolf," and "cornflower." VERDICT A fine choice that encourages readers to both explore their creativity and learn about artistic terms and colors in nature. Useful for primary elementary collections and medium to large public libraries."—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple —Journal
Jodie Shepherd, who also writes under her real name, Leslie Kimmelman, is an award-winning author of dozens of books for children, both fiction and nonfiction. She also works as a children's book editor.