n this book, 11-year-old Laurence Milstein describes the beauty of spring, and Madeline Hauptman?s oil paintings illustrate colorfully the vivid, poetic descriptions of the text. Passion about spring is something that we often lose as we get older, but fortunately that importance is captured here. There is a playful bird hidden on each picture to make readers more aware of the artwork. As they try to find the flying seagull, readers linger longer on each page and see the art more clearly. To increase a child's vocabulary, at the back of the book there is a glossary which conveniently defines the descriptive words that are used in the text.