Hooray for Spring

Hooray for Spring

by Kazuo Iwamura
     
 

What child doesnt love the first signs of spring? Its spring, and the world is full of new leaves, and cherry blossoms, and hungry baby birds. Mick, Mack, and Molly can see that caterpillars like to eat leaves, and bees like to suck nectar from the blossoms, but what can they feed a hungry young chick?See more details below

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What child doesnt love the first signs of spring? Its spring, and the world is full of new leaves, and cherry blossoms, and hungry baby birds. Mick, Mack, and Molly can see that caterpillars like to eat leaves, and bees like to suck nectar from the blossoms, but what can they feed a hungry young chick?

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

The red squirrel siblings from Hooray for Snow! (NorthSouth, 2009) are captivated by new seasonal discoveries. High in the treetops, Mick, Mack, and Molly observe caterpillars eating leaves and bees drinking nectar. When the trio discover a hungry baby bird, they search for something to feed him. Such epicurean offerings as pinecones and cherry blossoms are flatly refused with a shake of the head and flap of the wings. While the squirrels are considering other choices ("Mushrooms? Walnuts? Milk?"), Mama bird returns with a "fat green worm in her mouth!" Iwamura's delicate ink and watercolor illustrations have pale green and pink backgrounds. The squirrels have a sweet-natured lack of guile and are shown making hopeful food presentations on bended knee and reacting with open-mouthed surprise as the bird gobbles up the worm. A gentle springtime tale.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Kirkus Reviews
Red-squirrel triplets Mick, Mack and Molly, having thoroughly enjoyed winter in Hooray for Snow! (2008), return for a springtime outing through the branches. They observe caterpillars and bees dining on leaves and blossoms, respectively, and then find a hungry-looking baby bird. The tufty-eared sibs do their best to tempt the bird with pinecones and cherry blossoms, to no avail. Iwamura places his characters in a softly green-and-pink setting, his delicate outlines bringing out gentle humor, especially as the bird rebuffs the squirrels' offerings with evident disgust. The tale ends with something of a soft thud, as mother bird arrives with a worm and the squirrels describe the adventure to their parents, but it makes for a sweet seasonal diversion nevertheless. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735822283
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD260L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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