Spring Things

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Albert Whitman and Company, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Author Bob Raczka thinks it's a neat coincidence that the word "spring," like so many of its happy activities, ends in "ing." Nature is busy budding and flowering; baby animals are being born; gardeners are planting; and everywhere children are running and playing. Spring Things is sure to encourage young readers to celebrate the coming of this welcome season. Raczka's simple rhymes using "ing" words will inspire children to come up with their own words to describe all the fun and wonder of spring. He lives in Illinois. Judy Stead's vibrant paintings perfectly complement the lively text. She lives in North Carolina.

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User Review  - Dannie - Goodreads

Reading it makes me feel happy! Read full review

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User Review  - Vicki - Goodreads

All things spring that end in ing. Short and to the point. Lively and colorful pictures help to complete the theme. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Bob Raczka is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Bob Raczka include Name That Style: All About Isms in Art (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures), The Art of Freedom: How Artists See America (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures), Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures).

In college, I majored in my two favorite subjects, reading and drawing, which has proved to be an endlessly useful combination for making picture books. So far, I've illustrated 11 books (one of which I also wrote) plus lots of ancillary educational pieces. A good day is painting an assignment in photoshop for awhile, then painting for myself in oil paint, with npr and cat Rufus for company.

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