Last week before the break we read And Then It's Spring in kindergarten and first grade. This is the sweetest little book about the coming of spring and there is a fantastic SmartBoard version through Scholastic. This book is written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Erin Stead, who teamed up to do another favorite of mine, If You Want to See a Whale.
I've realized that Erin Stead might be one of my favorite illustrators working right now. I love her woodblock paintings:
Stead won the Caldecott Medal in 2011 for A Sick Day for Amos McGee, which is just wonderful.
The only problem is that there are only four books illustrated by Stead. I need more!