Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms [Hardcover]

By Julia Rawlinson & Tiphanie Beeke (Illustrator)
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When Fletcher the fox finds the ground covered in white, he rushes to warn the other animals that spring snow has fallen, but when they follow him back to the meadow they find something much more fun.

Publishers Description

Fletcher loves everything about spring: listening to the birds sing, smelling just-opened flowers, and playing chase with butterflies. But then Fletcher sees something he never expected to see in spring: snow. Oh, no!

But it turns out that spring has another surprise in store for Fletcher—a warm and wondrous one.

Jump into spring with Fletcher nd friends!



Item Specifications...

Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.3" Width: 8.84" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   Greenwillow Books
Age  4-8
ISBN  006168855X  
EAN  9780061688553  


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This story of a helpful fox trying to help his friends will appeal to a wide range of children  May 30, 2009
Fletcher the fox was all excited because it was spring. He just loved the "chirping, bustling, singsong sounds of spring." He was walking through the forest and tumbling through the fields thoroughly enjoying himself as the butterflies and flew above him. All of a sudden he was startled by an unusual sight. Snow was swirling through the branches of the trees. Oh, no . . . this could spell disaster for the butterflies, plants and other creatures of the forest. Fletcher had to warn them of this impending disaster!

He rushed off to warn the birds first and told them they had come back from the south too soon. They first wanted to warn the porcupine before they flew back south. Next Fletcher and Porcupine rushed off to warn Squirrel about the snow swirling around the orchard. So many others needed to be warned, including the rabbits. When they all rushed off to the orchard to see the swirling snow, they were in for a bit surprise. Poor Fletcher was "feeling very silly," once he got back to the orchard!

This is a wonderful little story that will appeal to a wide range of children. The art work is simply charming and the numerous full-page, colorful illustrations are beautiful. The illustration, with Fletcher lying beneath two trees, on the last page has a slightly raised design sprinkled with glitter. This story will illustrate to children that sometimes it is perfectly natural to make mistakes, especially if they are trying to help someone else. This would be an excellent read aloud and discuss book.
 
A new kind of snow  Mar 30, 2009
Reviewed by Grayce Richardson (age 5) for Reader Views (3/09)

"Why is his name Fletcher? - Maybe because he's Fletcher the fox. I like it when they said, `silly, orchard fox,' and that he said snow is falling. I like this picture because the squirrel is running down, down, down. I would make the butterflies dance around the fox."

Parent's Note:

The idea behind "Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms" by Julia Rawlinson is nice - Fletcher believes that the falling spring blossoms are snow and rushes to tell all his friends who have come out for spring to return to their winter activities. To me, something was missing from the book and I can't quite tell you what it is. The book isn't exceptional, it's just average. It's worth reading, but I think I would check it out from a library rather than buy it.
 

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