Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Hooray for Spring

Hooray for Spring

Kazuo Iwamura
Picture Book  Series
For ages 3 to 6
NorthSouth, 2009   ISBN: 073582228X

Spring has arrived and the three little squirrels, Mack, Molly and Mick, are out exploring. They see little caterpillars eating leaves, and they watch bees sipping nectar from the pretty cherry blossoms. Then the three squirrels find a little baby bird sitting on a branch. The baby is crying and the squirrels decide that it must be hungry. Unfortunately the squirrels do not know what a baby bird likes to eat. Would it like a pine cone or some cherry blossoms?

Little children who are learning about the natural world, and who are beginning to observe and appreciate the world around them, will enjoy exploring spring scenes with these three charming little squirrels. Lovely illustrations and delightfully sweet little characters perfectly compliment the simple text.