Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way. Julie Fogliano’s tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.
This anticipatory spring book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and the life cycle of plants. It is also great for targeting adjectives, action verbs and the /br/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using And Then It’s Spring in speech therapy below: