Sun Above and Blooms Below

A Springtime of Opposites

Time for a field trip to the farm to see chicks hatch—and discover opposites too! It’s still a little cold and wet outside, but it’s warm and dry inside the barn where the eggs are waiting. You’ll find things that are big and little, short and tall, from beginning to end of this springtime story.

  • 9780807536339
  • May 2015

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  • Chernesky’s upbeat verse puts the concept front and center, and Swan’s detailed, vividly textured collages invite close study of each page.

    - Publishers Weekly

  • There’s just so much fun packed into this happy springtime tale that readers will want to hear it read aloud many a time. Color, collage, rhythm and rhyme, and the concept of opposites are combined in this clever, simple story of a spontaneous field trip.

    - Booklist

  • The brightly colored collage illustrations fill the pages, adding some country charm to the story and offering plenty of rustic details for children to look at. Young fans of the series will enjoy learning their opposites along with the children in Miss Ava’s class.

    - School Library Journal

  • Swan’s busy mixed-media illustrations are rich in textures, the chickens especially colorful and patterned.

    - Kirkus Reviews


Susan Swan

Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,7,10 RF.1.1,1a,2,3,4,4a,4b,4c SL.1.2,4,5,6 L.1.4,4a,4c,5,5a,5c,5d,6 L.1.1,1b,1c,1e,1f,1I,2,2d,2e W.1.1,2,3,5,7,8