Finding Spring: A Springtime Book for Kids

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$17.99  $16.73
Greenwillow Books
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8.9 X 11.7 X 0.4 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her cut-paper collages are made using ephemera, such as catalogues, old books, receipts, letters, and ticket stubs. In a starred review, Kirkus said of her Forever Friends, "Sophisticated, sensitive, and accessible, this picture book will offer new insights and pleasures with each season." The Little Yellow Leaf was a 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books selection, and in starred reviews, Publishers Weekly called her A Perfect Day "lovely" and her Finding Spring "exceptional." She is also the illustrator of the acclaimed Stardines Swim High Across the Sky and Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, both by Jack Prelutsky, among other books. She lives with her family in New York City.


"Multidimensional and magical . . . Exceptional, exhilarating artwork perfectly suited for a story about anticipation, discovery and joy." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The balletic grace of Berger's artwork provides exceptional visual drama throughout." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Maurice's impatient enthusiasm for warm weather will be all-too-relatable for readers in colder climates. But it's the meticulous, delicately textured cut-paper collages by Berger, which so elegantly incorporate random bits of printed matter and ephemera, that make this a book worth lingering over." -- New York Times

"Breathtaking . . . The beauty Maurice found is there for all to see." -- Horn Book Magazine

"With Berger's gentle storytelling and warm, joyful art, this is a winning entry into spring-themed picture books." -- School Library Journal

"Chock-full of visual cues and information, this is a charming exploration of seasonal changes." -- Booklist

"Beautiful collage illustrations help tell the story of one little bear's exuberant search for spring--even though he should be hibernating. . . . A sweet ending helps readers celebrate the changing of the seasons." -- Shelf Awareness

"Berger's storytelling is . . . streamlined to maximize the drama of Maurice's first sightings of both winter and spring. Elegant illustrations . . . skillfully evoke the wonder of nature, and the craft will draw extended study from artistically minded youngsters." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Forever Friends: "A lovely window onto the seasonal round." -- The Horn Book

"Sophisticated, sensitive and accessible, this picture book will offer new insights and pleasures with each season." -- Kirkus Reviews