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Hurray for spring!
Hubbell, Patricia.
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Publication Information:
Minnetonka, Minn. : NorthWord Press, [2005]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Rhyming text celebrates the joys of spring for a young boy.
Reading Level:
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.1 0.5 115947.
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Hurray for Spring! is a whimsical welcome to a child's favorite season. A delightful, rhyming text with lots of fun words-like jumpity, thumpity, scampering, and skittering-makes this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring. Adorable illustrations with larger-than-life details spring off the page. This fanciful book ends with a splash and will inspire little ones to explore their own springtime world.

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Booklist Review

PreS-K. A little boy celebrates spring by exulting in activities such as swinging, playing in puddles, planting seeds, and observing ants, worms, rabbits, and red-winged blackbirds. Told in simple words and short sentences, the rhyming first-person text expresses the child's joy in the simple pleasures of his outdoor world. Hubbell uses specific sensory images and lighthearted wordplay to re-create the boy's world in spring and his delight in it. Large in scale and attentive to detail, the upbeat pencil drawings are brightened with luminous watercolor washes and studded with details for children to observe and point out, as the critters mentioned on one double-page spread have a way of wandering onto others as well. Right on target for spring-themed story hours in libraries and preschool centers as well as one-on-one reading, this accessible picture book offers a child's eye view of the season. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-This book presents a sensory trip through a spring day. From "flying" on his swing, singing a cloud song, wading in puddles, smelling sweet fragrances, planting seeds, and swimming in a pond, a boy actively embraces the season. Bright watercolor-and-pencil illustrations shine with blues, greens, oranges, and yellows as the energetic child enjoys every aspect of the warm weather. "I pick yummy berries. I lick lemon ice. Springtime is wildly, deliciously nice!" Talking to ants, watching a rabbit, spying red-winged blackbirds, and giggling with a goose are some of his many delights. Large print, short sentences, and rhyming text make this title accessible to new readers while the big pictures assure its success in a group setting. Share this along with Lisa Campbell Ernst's Wake Up, It's Spring (HarperCollins, 2004) for an invigorating seasonal storytime.-Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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