HOORAY FOR SPRING! by Kazuo Iwamura

HOORAY FOR SPRING!

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

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)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7358-2228-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: NorthSouth
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2009




MORE BY KAZUO IWAMURA

ChildrenSEVEN LITTLE MICE HAVE FUN ON THE ICE by Haruo Yamashita
by Haruo Yamashita
ChildrenSEVEN LITTLE MICE GO TO SCHOOL by Haruo Yamashita
by Haruo Yamashita
ChildrenBEDTIME IN THE FOREST by Kazuo Iwamura
by Kazuo Iwamura