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Wake Up, It's Spring! Hardcover – January 20, 2004

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PreS--A simple celebration of the coming of spring. The sun warms the earth, the earth wakes the earthworm, the earthworm sings to a seed, and so on, until numerous creatures as well as the members of a family and their pets are all dancing together in the sunshine and rejoicing that winter has ended. The appealing cartoon illustrations show each of the characters reacting to the change in the weather. Beautiful pastel shades infuse the pages with the hues and happiness of springtime. In a few words, the text perfectly conveys the essence of the season. A good choice for storytime sharing.--Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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PreS-K. After a long, cold winter, the sun wakes everybody up, starting with the earth: "Wake up, old friend, it's Spring!" When the earth warms up, it wakes the earthworm from its underground slumber, and it, in turn, nudges a neighboring seed. The seed sprouts and calls to the ladybug, who whispers to the rabbit, who thumps to the bird, who wakes up the cat, who nudges the dog, who barks to the toddler, who shouts to his family, "Out! Out! Spring!" Children who live in seasonless regions may not understand what all the fuss is about, but those who hibernate in colder climes will appreciate the seemingly overnight awakening that happens every spring. At the end of the book, the entire menagerie (even the earthworm) dance together in the sun. Ernst's winning paintings, created with soft lines and misty morning hues, soak up the pages. The creatures, human and otherwise, which are featured prominently in the pictures, are just the right size for young eyes. Karin Snelson
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st edition (January 20, 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0060089857
  • ASIN: B000C4SITY
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,232,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Roman VINE VOICE on June 5, 2004
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Even winter-loving people feel an excitement as spring draws near. This story looks at nature coming to life in the spring. As the sun warms the earth, each participant from the worm to the baby wakes up the next until the whole family is awake and enjoying the day. The illustrations are wonderfully bursting with playfulness and joy. Though fun to read anytime, this would be a mood-lifting book in the doldrums of winter. (As a winter-hater, I really enjoyed this book's look at the happiness spring brings.) Karen Woodworth-Roman, Librarian
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Could there be a more cheerful time of year than spring? Winter is over. This book shows the sun warming the earth. The earthworm feels the sun and wakes up. It gets the seed under groung to wake up and the seed sprouts and wakes the lady bug. Off the lady bug goes to wake others in the wild.

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Our 2 year old daughter enjoyed listening to this book. There were very few word per page making it just right for her short attention span. She loved looking at the playful illustrations. The little baby was her favorite!

Would you recommend this book? Why or Why not?

Yes we would recommend this book. It shows all the happiness that spring can bring!
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