What a Treasure!


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Holiday House
Publish Date
6.5 X 0.6 X 6.0 inches | 0.5 pounds
Board Books
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About the Author

Jane Hillenbrand is an elementary school teacher. What a Treasure! was her first picture book. Publishers Weekly called it a warm look at appreciating the small, often unexpected, joys in one's life. She lives in Ohio with her husband, Will Hillenbrand. Will Hillenbrand has illustrated a wide range of picture books for children, including many he has written himself. Spring Is Here won the Please Touch Museum Book Award. Kite Day was proclaimed a winner for story times in a School Library Journal starred review. Off We Go! was declared a winner all around in a Kirkus starred review. Will lives with his wife, Jane Hillenbrand, in Ohio.


* "Have shovel, will dig. Such is the simplicity of young Mole's experiences in this warm look at appreciating the small, often unexpected, joys in one's life."―Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This simply told story has what it takes to entertain the youngest story-time audience: eye-catching illustrations; a straightforward, good-natured narrative with some well-placed repetitions; lots of digging; and a gratifying ending."―The Horn Book

"Told with minimal text, this book celebrates friendship while quietly calling attention to the fact that treasure is relative." --School Library Journal

"The day that Mole gets his new shovel, he starts to dig for treasure despite his brother betting that he won't find any. The first things Mole finds is a twig (which a bird thinks is a treasure). Digging further, he finds a shell (treasure to a snail), an acorn (treasure to a squirrel) and finally, another hole where a little mole pops up―a real treasure: a friend for Mole."--Kirkus Reviews