Berger, Carin Finding Spring. PICTURE BOOK. Greenwillow (Harper), 2015. $18. Content: G.
A little bear, Maurice, and his momma are preparing for his first hibernation. Before he can settle down, however, he is determined to find Spring. He thinks he has found some to share with his mother and his friends, but in the end finds that Spring is some different, but just as wonderful.
Berger is amazingly talented. Her collages evoke Maurice’s wonderment and exuberance and pulled me along to enjoy each moment with him. While the story is simple, they and the art would be great inspirations for a combined story-writing and art activity.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.