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The Resource Fletcher and the springtime blossoms, by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke

Fletcher and the springtime blossoms, by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke

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Fletcher and the springtime blossoms
Title
Fletcher and the springtime blossoms
Statement of responsibility
by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke
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Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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  • PreS-Gr. 2 With delicate Impressionistic watercolors and clear, simple words, the team that did Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (2006) tells another changing-seasons story about a surprising transformation in the woods that confuses the little fox Fletcher. This time he sees snowflakes, and, full of self-importance, he rushes to warn his animal friends that winter is not over and they must not leave their shelters or come out of hibernation. But, in fact, the flakes are blossoms. Preschoolers will love being in on the joke, even as they marvel at the bright petals that herald the astonishing beauty of spring. -- Rochman, Hazel (Reviewed 12-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number 7, p58)
  • PreS-Gr 2— Fletcher the fox wanders through the woods, enjoying the colors and sounds of spring, until he sees what appears to be snow falling in the orchard. He hurries to warn Porcupine, Squirrel, the rabbits, and birds that winter is returning. When all of the animals arrive at the orchard to see the storm for themselves, they discover that Fletcher has seen blossoms falling from the trees. Although this book does not have the emotional depth of Fletcher and the Falling Leaves (HarperCollins, 2006), every page of this simple tale is full of warmth. Rawlinson writes lyrically, almost poetically, and the text dances with rhythm, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. "The woods were full of the chirping, bustling, singsong sounds of spring." Beeke's painterly, almost impressionistic, illustrations shine with spring colors and enhance the meaning and flow of the story. She speckles bright yellows, blues, and greens with deep red and pale pink to give the pictures vibrancy. This is a great book to share one-on-one or with a class to celebrate the season.—Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT --Donna Cardon (Reviewed April 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 4, p115)
  • /* Starred Review */ Introduced in Fletcher and the Falling Leaves , the cute little fox Fletcher now discovers spring. Seeing blossoms swirling through the air—Beeke renders them as a flurry of white smudges—Fletcher becomes convinced that the snow has returned. Feeling “bouncy [and] full-of-importance,” he sounds the alarm to his forest comrades, who are not a little peeved when they realize Fletcher’s mistake. All is quickly forgiven as they revel in the glories of the season: “The animals scooped up pawfuls and clawfuls of blossoms from the ground, and covered him in a tickly shower of fluttering white petals!” The distinctly British lilt of Rawlinson’s prose should prove captivating for preschoolers. But it’s Beeke who gives this book its reason for being. Working in her signature naïf style, she gives each character a vivid personality (the steadfast porcupine and slacker rabbits are particularly memorable) and conjures up an irresistible forest: bathed in warm greens and yellows, punctuated with impish bursts of color, and just imposing enough to be a suitable setting for adventure. Ages 3–7. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed January 5, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 1, p48)
  • Young Fletcher has made it through the winter, and so has the anxiety that marked his debut (Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, 2007). When the little fox, on a walk through the orchard, sees "snowy flakes" dancing in the springtime breeze, he panics: "It will be too cold for the buds and butterflies. There's no time to lose." In cumulative turn, he alerts the birds, Porcupine, Squirrel and the rabbits—who discover the blossom-carpeted orchard floor. "Those are blossoms, not snow, you foolish fox!" Not to worry: They're good fun to play with, and the friends make the most of the opportunity. Beeke's sun-dappled paintings glory in the hues and textures of spring, giving the lie to Fletcher's concerns with every page turn. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299945
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rawlinson, Julia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 3-7
  • Preschool
  • AD730L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 4.1.
  • 4.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beeke, Tiphanie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Fletcher books (Julia Rawlinson)
Series volume
0002
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foxes
  • Forest animals
  • Flowers
  • Spring
  • Foxes
  • Forest animals
  • Flowers
  • Spring
  • Flowers
  • Forest animals
  • Foxes
  • Spring
Target audience
preschool
Label
Fletcher and the springtime blossoms, by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
724002
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780061688553
Lccn
2008012643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061688553
  • (OCoLC)228300673
Label
Fletcher and the springtime blossoms, by Julia Rawlinson ; pictures by Tiphanie Beeke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
724002
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780061688553
Lccn
2008012643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061688553
  • (OCoLC)228300673

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