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*Spring Joy (Day to Day Board Books)* by Liesbet Slegers
Also by Liesbet Slegers:

Vroom! Kevin's Big Book of Vehicles (Kevin and Katie)

Big Horse, Small Mouse: A Book of Barnyard Opposites

Quiet Koala, Noisy Monkey: A Book of Jungle Opposites

Me and the Seasons (Clavis Toddler: The World)

Me and My Day (Clavis Toddler: The World)

Take a Look, Bunny

Take a Look, Vroom

Happy Easter

Happy Halloween

Funny Feet (Funny Board Books)

Andy and Sam Hide-and-Seek

Kevin Goes to the Hospital

Kevin Takes a Trip

Kevin Spends the Night

Kevin Goes to School
Spring Joy (Day to Day Board Books)
by Liesbet Slegers
Ages 1-2 12 pages Clavis June 2014 Board book    

This board book introduces toddlers to the signs of spring.
This is the sun.
The sun shines gently in the spring.
Look! I can play outside.
Above the text is a simple drawing of a round, yellow sun. The rays are straight black lines. Adjacent to this is a full-page spread of a boy balancing on one foot in the grass. The background is white, but the same sun can be seen above him.

The next page shows a green leaf. The text below it describes the new leaves that grow on trees. The tree has been pruned and, there are several leaves on the branches. This segues into the next page, where there is a blue bird. He can be seen singing from the branches.

The boy is shown again picking red flowers for his mom (the flower has a stalk and a leaf) and then playing with a baby bunny, which is described as soft and fluffy. There is a page about a chick hatching from an egg as well.

This book does introduce children to six words and activities associated with spring, and the illustrations are uncluttered and simple, but I would pair it with other spring books that include robins, melting snow, insects, rain, and gardening, because two of the illustrations in this book look like summer pictures, and the other illustrations might not garner much discussion or interest.
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