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Finding Spring

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

A bear cub learns about seasons in artful, charming story.

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This book is a keeper; the cut-paper-and-fabric collage art is layered, and the phantom words printed across the papers imply layers of meaning, with other stories whispered in the hushed woods. Berger's woods are magisterial; the pages of individual snowflakes and flowers pinned to the page feel magical, Maurice and the other animal characters charming.

The text is equally artful. The story, in which Maurice embarks on a journey and asks for help from a series of animals, has a classic structure and feel. And Berger's writing is fresh and striking: "The woods smelled musky and there was something new and tangy in the air." (That would be snow!) Kids can feel in-the-know when Maurice mistakes his first snowflake for spring and bundles up a snowball to save in the warm den.

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