Here is my all time favourite book for spring because it is about nature and growth and animals and it encourages curiousity and the need to get outdoors after you have read it.
The story begins:
Here's one oak tree in a forest.
It looks like the others, except -
and you learn over many years all the fascinating happenings in one small place and you go beneath the bark to a hidden world. The love of nature shines through in the book.
Go Barbara Brenner you rock! Oh yes, the illustrations, by Tom Leonard, are amazing too. Barbara and Tom have also created One Small Place by the Sea
So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for something.