Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms
Julia Rawlinson
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780061688553
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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