Thing About Spring
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: February 17, 2015
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 12
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-1492-4
  • EAN: 9781419714924
  • Page Count: 32
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World/All
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Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the changing seasons, but will Rabbit listen?

Daniel Kirk has written a lively and humorous tale with the gentle message that change can be fun.


"[A]nthropomorphic touches, like Rabbit’s scarf and Bear’s ball cap, give the characters a bit of personality, while the drab (but brightening) palette evokes the dissipating gloom of spring’s earliest days."
Publishers Weekly
"In a pleasing nod to young readers' enjoyment, the text makes good use of repetition and pattern...[t]he animals are appealing in their appearances and in their obvious devotion to one another—even to the Eeyore-like Rabbit."
Kirkus Reviews
"A fun and engaging addition to seasonal collections."
— Maryann H. Owen, Children’s Literature Specialist, Mt. Pleasant, WI, School Library Journal

About the author

Daniel Kirk is the author of the beloved Library Mouse series and You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You, as well as a number of other award-winning and beloved books. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.