by Anne Sibley O'Brien
This book is a colorful celebration of the changes that happen in spring. Rhyming text with magical words like "Alakazam!" and "Hocus-Pocus!" encourages the reader to open the flap. Hidden under them are the signs of spring: crocuses blooming, birds chirping, leaves unfurling, and a nest of eggs waiting to hatch. The illustrations by Susan Gal are loose and fun, showing the difference between winter and upcoming spring. Recommended for preschool through kindergarten.