Good-bye, Winter! Hello, Spring!
A beloved story from Japanese master of children’s book illustration Kazuo Iwamura.
When spring comes, it melts the snow. Where will all the water go?
The first harbingers of spring can be seen in the forest—as the wet snow begins to melt. The little squirrels Mick, Mack, and Molly can’t believe that snow can turn into water. That is, until they discover a floating tree and use it as a raft.
This gentle adventure, told in rhyme, is a wonderful celebration of nature and friendship.
Iwamura illustrates in subtle earth tones; pale grays gradually turn to soft yellow and a milky green-blue as the stream leads into a tree-lined lake that dwarfs the squirrels’ tiny boat… Graceful artwork captures the visceral experience of seasonal transition.
Sincere and serene, with masterful, atmospheric illustrations.
First published in Japan, this charming picture book includes artwork defined by precise, graceful ink drawings, warmed with color washes, and suffused with the beauty of woodlands as winter turns to spring.
In this special picture book Kazuo Iwamura pairs his wonderful illustrations with a rhyming text that captures the magic of the changing seasons.
Marya Jansen-Gruber, Through the Looking Glass
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