Written by Kevin Henkes
Illustrated by Laura Dronzek
Greenwillow Books, 2016. Picture book.
Kevin Henkes writes a beautifully simple narrative about waiting for Spring. Sprinkled with bits of rhyme and alliteration ("there will be buds and bees and boots and bubbles"), this is a fantastic read-aloud for the youngest listeners. Droznek's gorgeous acrylic illustrations are a captivating view of the world's transformation to Spring. It's no surprise that this delightful, best-selling picture book has received numerous starred reviews from the likes of School Library Journal, Horn Book, and Booklist. Little ones will love When Spring Comes!