Spring Is Here - How About Some Spring Friendly Children's Books

Like the rest of us QuartoKid is ready for spring. My family and my preschool class have been spending a ton of time outdoors. Everyday I take my class outside and we run, look for rocks, talk to the birds, search for worms and enjoy the beautiful warm days after a long winter.


Tales From Nature: Bee 
By Magali Attiogbé
Board Book (ages 0-2)   
$9.95
words & pictures
March 19, 2019

Join little bee as he gathers pollen from a flower and makes honey with his friends. But what happens when the queen bee arrives? Introducing nature to little ones, Tales From Nature provides simple, entertaining storylines with an animal character as the focus. Bright and colorful illustrations are sure to engage young children as they learn about each animal's day, from a cute description, to what it eats and where it lives. Simple, engaging text explains nature in a playful way for little ones. Each page includes a window or a flap to encourage children to read on and discover more. 



This is a favorite for my class. They love all the colorful flowers and the sweet face of the bees that they are learning they do not need to be afraid of.  It is a  very sweet book and they love putting their little fingers in the decorative cut outs of the page spread. I love the book because it gives my class a look into the life of bees and what they do in a very "toddler" friendly way. 


Tales From Nature: Ladybug
By Magali Attiogbé
Board Book (ages 0-2)   
$9.95
words & pictures
March 19, 2019

Join ladybird as she helps gardeners with their aphids and camouflages herself from a swooping bird. But where should she hide her little eggs? Introducing nature to little ones, Tales From Nature provides simple, entertaining storylines with an animal character as the focus. Bright and colorful illustrations are sure to engage young children as they learn about each animal's day, from a cute description, to what it eats and where it lives. Simple, engaging text explains nature in a playful way for little ones. Each page includes a window or a flap to encourage children to read on and discover more. 



This book is so cute. Who doesn't love a ladybug? In this book with the cute cut outs perfect for little fingers, kids learn about the life cycle of a lady bug as well as why gardeners also love lady bugs.  


In Blossom
By Cheon Yooju
Picture book (ages 4-7)
$17.99
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
January 15, 2019

“Once spring blossom comes, I don’t want to do anything but watch blossom all day long. More than anything I love watching soft flowers bloom from ancient trees.” – Cheon Yooju


One day, a cat and dog meet on a bench. The cat eats her lunch. The dog reads his book. But the sun twinkles, the breeze blows, and there’s something sweet in the air…

I absolutely loved this book. It is so cute in it's simplistic message. The illustrations are adorable, muted and soft. A cat! A dog! A shared lunch between two "new" friends. 

The sweet message here to me was being alone is great and there is time for that but when the opportunity comes to make a new friend, embrace it. 

This would be an adorable animated short. Can someone please make that for me?


Baby Bird
Written by Andrew Gibbs
Illustrated by Zosienka
Picture book (ages 2-5)
$17.99
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
March 5, 2019

‘All birds are born to fly,’ thinks Baby Bird, watching the other hatchlings leave the nest. ‘I suppose it’s now or never…’ But one of Baby’s wings is twisted and shrunken and not at all like the other one. Instead of flying, Baby plummets to the ground. There, Baby makes a new friend, and learns that sometimes you have to find unexpected ways to achieve your dreams. A moving story about the power of friendship and the importance of accepting yourself just the way you are, this lovely watercolour picture book shows how friends can help you overcome difficulty.


This is an adorable book about a baby bird who isn't like the other siblings in the nest. One of his wings just isn't like the other. It is small and twisted, kinda like Nemos fin. When all his sibs leave the nest baby bird takes a chance and plummets to the ground where he practices and practices and practices but just can't fly. He never gives up but nothing works. Eventually he meets Cooter.


Cooter can't fly either but tries to help baby bird until Baby Bird gets angry and walks away trying on his own. He ends up under water where Cooter saves him. Cooter takes Baby Bird Cooter Scooting and baby bird learns you don't need strong wings to fly.

What a sweet book. My class was a mostly interested in the colors of Baby Bird but preschoolers will love the idea of friends lifting you when you are down.  This book is about being different and still rocking your difference, friendship, encouragement and acceptance. I thought it was adorable. I saw some reviews talking about Baby Bird being doomed and not understanding the message but I think this falls into who sees the glass half full or half empty. It is a sweet book and there is nothing wrong with the message of friends helping you until you can figure out your new normal.

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