Finding Spring by Carin Berger
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Nature & the Natural World / General
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: Jacketed Hardcover
Date Published: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
A baby bear cub named Maurice is curious about spring—and he’s upset when Mama tells him that before he can experience his first spring, he has to hibernate through his first winter! Mischievous Maurice decides to leave their warm den and go find spring for himself. He asks all his friends for help . . . and finally finds something beautiful and full of magic and light. Spring! He wraps it up and takes it home, determined to show Mama and everyone else. The only problem? When Maurice wakes up, his little piece of spring (a snowball) has melted. This gloriously illustrated book celebrates friendship, curiosity, discovery, and the meaning and beauty of two seasons—winter and spring. Ideal for the classroom and for seasonal promotions.
I cannot imagine how much time and effort goes into making a picture book such as this collage. It is quite lovely and full of it’s own unique personality. This little bear cub is in search of spring and finds the unique bits if each season in between.
Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her book The Little Yellow Leaf was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and she is the creator of A Perfect Day, Forever Friends, and OK Go!, among other titles. She is the illustrator of Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, both written by Jack Prelutsky. She won the Society of Illustrators Founder’s Award in 2006. Carin Berger lives with her family in New York City. You can visit her online at www.carinberger.com and on Facebook and Twitter.