A fresh take on a familiar saying, perfect for the first rainy days of spring.Rattling windows with the roar of a late-winter storm, March shows up like a lion-- wild and messy, muddy and wet. In rhythmic, exuberant text, Newbery Honor-author Marion Dane Bauer conveys the changeable nature of spri...
A fresh take on a familiar saying, perfect for the first rainy days of spring.
Rattling windows with the roar of a late-winter storm, March shows up like a lion– wild and messy, muddy and wet. In rhythmic, exuberant text, Newbery Honor-author Marion Dane Bauer conveys the changeable nature of spring weather, as the lion makes way for the lamb—with a huge sneeze!—as the trees and flowers spring into bloom.
Full of humor and motion, Caldecott-winning illustrator Emily Arnold McCully’s soft watercolors bring the blustering lion and gentle lamb to life. From hail and wet snow to vibrant green fields full of blossoms, the illustrations grow brighter, springing into new life—and hinting and the summer to come.
The lively text and paintings illustrate the ways in which we personify spring weather, making this book a perfect introduction to figurative language—and lots of fun to read as well.
About the Author
Marion Dane Bauer is the author of more than eighty books for young people, ranging from novelty and picture books through early readers, both fiction and nonfiction, books on writing, and middle-grade and young-adult novels. She has won numerous awards, including several Minnesota Book Awards, a Jane Addams Peace Association Award an American Library Association Newbery Honor Award f, a number of state children’s choice awards and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for the body of her work.
Marion was one of the founding faculty and the first Faculty Chair for the Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her books have been translated into more than a dozen different languages.
She has six grandchildren and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
A Few Reviews:
“Bauer turns the shopworn simile into a fresh, rousing story about lion and lamb. . . . And onward to April, allergies and all.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The title’s familiar proverb, muse for many a postwinter bulletin board, inspires this picture-book interpretation. . . . both the words and pictures offer a warm depiction of the change of seasons—along with a shout-out to young springtime allergy sufferers.”—Booklist
“In Bauer’s capable hands, the age-old simile of March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb is made quite literal. . . . While the text provides the skeleton, McCully’s pen, ink and watercolor illustrations truly bring the old song to life. . . . A good addition to the spring shelf, it is sure to find its way, roaring and bleating, to classrooms studying similes.”—Kirkus Reviews