• Spring Comes to the Arroyo
  • Curt Walters, Spring Comes to Hidden Valley, oil, 20 x 20, Nedra Matteucci Galleries.
  • Spring Valley Where Spring Comes From
  • Spring comes to me…

Come Spring


Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it—and you can read it!

Snippet: “Laura Dronzek’s color-drenched illustrations for When Spring Comes (Greenwillow, 2-4 years) bring husband Kevin Henkes’s poetic text into full bloom.”


When Spring Comes « Kevin Henkes

“No harm comes to the bunnies, birds and kittens in Laura Dronzek’s deliciously colorful paintings for ‘When Spring Comes,’ a gentle picture book written by Kevin Henkes. …From brown to green, from eggs to birds, from seeds to flowers, seasonal changes transpire sweetly in these pages.” — Wall Street Journal