The illustrator has made the sun dance through the imaginative use of color impressed in wood grains and the delicate color work does convey a sense of the intensifying heat from the sun. It's a winter into spring commentary. The text describes the animal activity stimulated by the approach of warm weather as well as the rebirth of plant life. Like the numberless other juvenile titles celebrating seasonal changes (see the Simon book reviewed in the Easy Reading section) these declarative sentences are completely rural wildlife oriented. Both author and illustrator have successfully suggested the simultaneity of nature's response to spring. The color suggests the speed and noise. The text is hushed mood piece writing.