“Goody gumdrops!” It’s finally spring, and Pig is out and about enjoying the glorious weather. Then, in the distance, Pig sees something in the clear blue sky getting closer and closer…. and she realizes it is Goose flying towards her! Pig and Goose become fast friends and spend a marvelous day together, having a picnic lunch and a nighttime party complete with music and friends. In Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring (Charlesbridge, $12.99), author/illustrator Rebecca Bond’s charming story and watercolor illustrations bring to life the joy of spring and the promise of a burgeoning friendship. Ages 6-9.