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Summary: After a long winter, it's now time for spring to arrive, from the ground to the sky, the creatures of the earth announce, in turn, that it's time for spring. This is a picture book that sequences how spring unfolds.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, bedtime story, learning to read, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 2 to 8
Reading Level: 1.7
Age of Child: started reading at 3 years old
Young Reader Reaction: S/He immediately wanted us to read it again. We've gone several days now where we've been asked to read the book … even when it's not nap or bedtime.
Adult Reader Reaction: The sentences are simple and keep the story moving, and it doesn't take long to engage your child in helping everyone "wake up" for spring.
Pros: The illustrations are bright, simple and not overwhelming. The text moves forward smartly, and preschoolers will recognize all of the object in the book.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It's always dicey buying seasonal tales, and this one will wear out quickly. You can always borrow it again for your emerging reader.