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.
When K picked this book out I thought it would be more a good story getting us ready for Spring.
The book seemed dull to me and maybe that was because it wasn't brightly colored and I am use to reading books that are. Plus the boy never looked happy.
This little boy is planting seeds and waiting for them to grow but nothing happens until later on when spring comes.
I do like how the little boy had to wait and wait for his plants to grow as plants take some time. It is a great way to learn patience. K liked it but I could tell he wasn't truly liking the book. I think maybe because he was waiting to see the different things the boy planted and we didn't see them it is more of a picture of what he was planting along with grass surrounding the dirt mound.