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Kids will spend hours poring over the oversized pages of this joyfully illustrated book that looks at a bustling town's activities in spring.
It's springtime in this charming, busy town and there is a lot going on! A house gets a top-to-bottom spring cleaning and farm fields are being prepared for planting. People are shopping, commuting to work, constructing buildings, and meeting friends. If you look closer, you'll recognize the same characters appear on every page, each with their own story. There's Wilfred the jogger slipping on a banana peel and his friend Erica who comes to help him. Three cheerful nuns shop, chat, and share a snack at the cafe. A stork surveys all the activity from the sky while a mischievous fox scampers through the streets. In the tradition of Richard Scarry and Where's Waldo, this book encourages kids to return again and again to each spread, following along with the characters and inventing their own stories. They'll recognize parts of their own world, while also learning about the endless ways we live, work, and play in the spring.
About the Author
ROTRAUT SUSANNE BERNER is one of Germany's most loved children's authors and has earned a worldwide audience with her popular In the Town All Year 'Round series. She is a multi-time finalist for the Hans Christian Anderson award, which she won in 2016. She lives in Munich, Germany.
"Each title is brilliantly detailed, and the consistency among them allows readers to imagine stories both within each volume and between them." —Kirkus Reviews
"Filled with intricate village vignettes that tell stories without words from pasteboard page to page, "Spring" traces a melange of spring happenings in poignant portraits. Young children will delight in tracing the different details of specific stories." —Midwest Book Review