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Books to Coo About: Apples and Robins

today is the first official day of spring.  we spent it wrapped up in our parkas watching snowflakes dust the city (boo). but a good time to review spring books!

this new release from chronicle books by french artist lucie felix is a cozy, colorful journey following the robins that live in her garden. the tale begins with circles of red... one thing transforms into the next as each page turns—a circle becomes an apple, an oval becomes a bird, winter becomes spring. a little bit mondrian. a little ed emberley. apples and robins is both narrative and instructive--the way the minimal graphic shapes build up to create more complex forms give a visual language for children to create their own drawings. this title is constantly surprising and brilliantly constructed with die-cut pages and gorgeous illustrations.

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