Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Spring Is Here!

Spring Is Here!

Will Hillenbrand
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Holiday House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0823424313

One morning Mole wakes up to see that sunshine is streaming through his bedroom window. Could it be that spring has sprung? He opens the window and sniffs long and hard. Then he gets dressed and goes outside, and sure enough, he sees that spring has arrived.

Mole opens the shutters of Bear’s window and he raps on the glass, but his friend refuses to wake up. He knocks on Bear’s bedroom door, but nothing happens. Even tickling Bear’s nose has no impact on Mole’s slumbering friend. It would seem that Mole is going to have to take drastic measures to get his friend to notice that spring is here.

In this charming Bear and Mole title, Will Hillenbrand combines charming illustrations with a simple story to give children a special seasonal tale. With its enchanting characters and amusing ending, this picture book is sure to become a firm family favorite.