Spring is Here by Will HillenbrandSpring is Here by Will Hillenbrand

Spring is Here

byWill HillenbrandIllustratorWill Hillenbrand

Picture Books | January 2, 2012

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Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Spring is in the air. Mole can smell it. But Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap. How will Mole wake up Bear so they can celebrate together? When a knock, knock, knock and toot, toot, toot can't get Bear out of bed, Mole cooks up a special treat.

Spring fever is catching in this vibrant story of friendship.
Will Hillenbrand is the author and illustrator of Asleep in the Stable, which Publishers Weekly called, *"perfect for Christmas Eve sharing with little ones" in a starred review. He and his wife, Jane, the author of What a Treasure!, which *"goes right to the heart of universal childhood emotions" (PW starred review), live in Ohio. WIL...
Title:Spring is HereFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 10.75 × 0.13 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:Holiday House IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823424316

ISBN - 13:9780823424313


Editorial Reviews

Mole is absolutely thrilled that spring has finally arrived. As the mud squishes up between his bare toes, he realizes that he needs to give Bear a wake-up call so they can share spring together. But that is easier said than done. Clues hidden in the illustrations will help children guess how Mole is going to wake up his friend. The stick rapping on the window doesn't work. Neither does a knock on his door. Mole ups the ante with a feather to Bear's nose and finally some toots on his trumpet. Nothing works. After some thought, Mole dashes outside. His chores keep him busy for quite some time as he prepares a feast for Bear the old-fashioned way, even milking the cow and churning the butter himself. So, it is no surprise that he is rather droopy-eyed when he finally delivers Bear's tray. Nor is the fact that while Bear is wide-eyed and thrilled to welcome spring, Mole has fallen fast asleep. Hillenbrand has crafted in Mole a character sure to tug at readers' hearts. His diligence, excitement and desire to share the wonders of spring are a breath of fresh air. The mixed-media illustrations capture both the harbingers of early springtime and Mole's enthusiasm, while Bear's droll expressions are charming. A sweet, simple tale of the lengths we all go to in the name of friendship.and spring. (Picture book. 3-6)