Let’s enjoy the spring in the comfort and safety of our homes with these five lovely children’s illustrated books.
On a normal spring season, we should be all out there playing in the sun. Unfortunately, the world is currently battling a pandemic that has affected millions of lives across the globe. But spring is here and we must never allow our current situation to leave us all in despair and anxiety. Despite the global crisis, there are still plenty of things to be thankful for and look forward to. While we cannot experience spring outdoors, we can always embrace the feeling of spring through books. Here are five children’s illustrated books to read this spring.
Grandma Lena’s Big Ol’ Turnip by Denia Hester and Jackie Urbanovic
Published in 2005, Grandma Lena’s Big Ol’ Turnip is a children’s book by Denia Hester and Jackie Urbanovic. Urbanovic is known for her children’s book series Max the Duck and is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator. Grand Lena’s Big Ol’ Turnip tells the story of an old farmer who takes so much care of the turnips in her garden. One of her turnips grew a gigantic size that she needed help from her family to pull the huge turnip. Based on Aleksey Tolstoy’s The Turnip, Hester’s picture book is funny and insightful. It teaches readers about the value of sharing and helping each other out.
Enchanted Rainbow and other books by Gabriella Eva Nagy
Gabriella Eva Nagy is famous for her children’s illustrated books that display the beauty of seasons and nature. One of her famous books is the Enchanted Rainbows. Enchanted Rainbows feature brightly colored images done by Nagy herself. The book is a visual representation of how to greet someone a happy birthday. All of Gabriella Eva Nagy’s published works talk about the beauty of natural habitats. One of her works is the season series where Nagy takes her readers to exciting adventures, welcoming and appreciating the beauty of each season. To know more about her books, visit her website today.
Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien and Susan Gal
Published in 2016, O’Brien’s Abracadabra is a children’s illustrated book filled with rhymes and brilliant images about the changing of seasons. In this book, readers will appreciate the melting of the snows, the trees budding, the singing of the birds, and flowers blooming as winter bids farewell with the arrival of spring. The illustrations are done by Susan Gal, a prominent illustrator and children’s book author as well.
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms is a 2009 children’s picture book that follows the mini-adventure of a young fox named Fletcher. Fletcher adores nature and loves the spring, the outdoors, the birds, and the flowers. Fletcher is joined by other animals in the forest who are waiting for the arrival of the spring season. Fletcher is first introduced in Rawlinson’s book Fletcher and the Falling Leaves. He is also featured in Rawlinson’s two other illustrated books- Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas and Fletcher and the Big Show.
A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox by Wendy Pfeffer and Linda Bleck
Wendy Pfeffer has published several children’s books over the last few years. Most of her works are science-oriented. In 2016, she published A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox, a book that not only celebrates the coming of spring but explains to readers the coming of spring and what it means to animals, its features, and how countries welcome the season. It is both entertaining and educational at the same time as Pfeffer discussed many aspects of spring Easter and Passover. The illustrations are done by Linda Bleck, a celebrated author of children’s illustrated books herself.