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Title:
My spring robin
Author:
Rockwell, Anne F., author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Aladdin, [2015]

©1987.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Summary:
Despite all the signs of spring--sprouting ferns, a frog, and flowers--a little girl searches for the robin that means that spring has finally come.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481411370
Format :
Book

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Summary

Celebrate the splendors of springtime in this delightful, updated classic from the author of Apples and Pumpkins .

When spring arrives, a young girl looks everywhere for the robin who sang for her last year. She sees all the sights and sounds of the new season: a blooming crocus, a buzzing bee, a colorful magnolia tree, a brief rain shower...but where is the robin?

This updated edition of a springtime favorite includes new jacket art from Lizzy Rockwell and refreshed interior art and design.


Author Notes

Anne Rockwell was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 8, 1934. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and found a job doing typing work for a textbook publisher. She studied at Pratt Graphic Arts Center and at the Sculpture Center.

She became an author and illustrator. Her first children's book, Paul and Arthur Search for the Egg, was published in 1964. Her other books included Boats, Fire Engines, Things That Go, Our Earth, and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. She collaborated on several books with her husband Harlow Rockwell including Sally's Caterpillar and The Toolbox. After her husband's death, she collaborated with her daughter Lizzy Rockwell. Their books included Career Day and Zoo Day. She died of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-- Incorporating more plot than in their earlier first concept books, the Rockwells present a simple and briefly told story of a young girl who goes out on the first day of spring to search for the robin whose song so impressed her the previous summer. Before she finds ``my spring robin,'' she encounters a variety of signs of the new season in her backyard: a toad and an earthworm; crocus, forsythia, magnolia, violets, and daffodils blooming; and fiddlehead ferns emerging. Cheery, bright pencil-and-watercolor illustrations offer a child's perspective of the outdoors. While few children will actually find all these plants blooming on the same day, the author and illustrators mention and depict enough easily recognizable signs of spring to make this book especially useful to libraries serving very young children. This attractive introduction to the natural world will be welcomed by adults searching for a simple, realistic story of the season. --Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.