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How Robin Saved Spring Hardcover – March 31, 2009
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Debbie Ouellet's How Robin Saved Spring is a tale of two sisters (Lady Winter & Sister Spring), each charged with managing their corresponding seasons. Lady Winter doesn't want winter to end, and conspires to keep her sister asleep so she can continue her reign. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, brown-breasted Robin calls upon various woodland creatures to try and wake Sister Spring from her slumber. All attempts fail, although they do provide wonderful bits of story for the creatures. For instance, in her attempt to wake Sister Spring, Ladybug hides among some coals near the fire. When it becomes too hot for her, little black dots are burned into her red back! This part of the story brought a smile to my daughters' faces each time we encountered a new "feature" of one of the woodland creatures.
When all the other creatures have failed to wake Sister Spring, Robin takes matters into his own hands (or wings?). He convinces Mother Sun to give him just a bit of morning light to wake Sister Spring. Mother Sun tells him that morning light is precious and asks what he is willing to trade for it; he decides to trade his beautiful voice.Read more ›
Winter into more winter, if Lady Winter has anything to do with it. She does not want Sister Spring to awaken because it would mean her beautiful white snow and ice crystals would melt and the silence that a fresh snow brings would be halted for months. No, better to leave things as they are now, to Lady Winter's liking. And to do that, she must make sure that Sister Spring continues to slumber.
How Robin Saved Spring is about the changing of the seasons and how Lady Winter wants to stop the change. Lady Winter is close to getting her way but the animals start to understand what is happening and they try to wake and warn Sister Spring. The biggest and smallest creatures do not succeed but maybe Robin will be the one to make a difference.
It is full of whimsical illustrations. Beautiful illustrations.
How Robin Saved Spring is a very cute book about saving spring and how various animals and insects came to hibernate and/or bed down for the winter.
Recommended for older children because it is wordier than other picture books. I would say five to ten years of age.
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This book is not like that (even though its not any kind of best seller).
What I like the most is that FINALLY a book with a NICE STORY, mysterious and magical, like children's stories should be. Illustrations are amazing too, to say the least. Overall, very happy with this purchase.
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A wonderful children's book, but unfortunately out of print for several years--for some reason. Gougers on the Web have the odd copy for sale for $100, $200, even $300. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Razzkid
When someone lists that it is a library edition, I assume that the book was originally published for libraries. Read morePublished 23 months ago by TheJen
This is a wonderful tale that goes through how many animals gained their winter behaviors. It personalizes the seasons with Lady Winter and Sister Spring and we so enjoy reading... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by Carrie
Finally, a magical, mythical book for children! This book is a refreshing, cleverly written book about the change of seasons, with much, much more. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by Teacher
Thanks for a quick shipment of a beautiful novel and children's book. I love the illustrator/artist and reading it I found I love the author too. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Karen
the illustrations of this book are super pretty, known that nicoletta ceccoli made the art its a guaranty, i love this book, highly recommended.Published on November 22, 2011 by signy pool