Exploring the Blossoms of Spring
By Carole Gerber, Illustrated by Leslie Evans
Charlesbridge Publishing, $16.95, 32 pages
Carole Gerber walks readers through a field of blossoming trees with her newest book Spring Blossoms. The rhyming book follows two girls as they explore the different kinds of blooms trees have—celebrating their colors, shapes, sizes and fragrance.
Gerber maintains consistency with the quality of her other 16 picture books which present elements of nature in an exciting way to children, such as Winter Trees and Leaf Jumpers. Children will enjoy learning about the world around them while taking in information through rhythmic short sentences.
The exploration of trees becomes real as the bright illustrations come to life on each new page, courtesy of illustrator Leslie Evans. Bright pink magnolia blooms pop off the pages as the girls dance in a windstorm. In springtime, children will enjoy taking a walk outside with the illustrated glossary in the back of Spring Blossoms to try to find each of the blossoms identified. This short book with brief lines of text on each page is best suited for children between three and six years of age.
Reviewed by Sophie Sestero