Crinkle, Crackle, Crack
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Crinkle, Crackle, Crack

It's Spring!

by Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrator(s): John Shelley
Paperback | Pages: 32
Size: 8 X 10 | USD: $7.99
ISBN: 9780823441778
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: H
Themes: Science & Nature, Seasons, Spring & Nature
Recommendations: A,SLJ

About the Book

Rap, bap, tap. Late one winter night, a boy wakes to strange noises. There’s a bear in his yard! The bear leads him to a forest, where the snow has grown muddy and the trees have sprouted buds. The frost is melting—crinkle, crackle, CRACK. As they move deeper into the forest, the sounds grow louder. Rap, bap, tap, crunch, scrunch, crinkle, crackle, CRACK! In an explosion of spring, ice shatters, a baby bird is born, and flowers burst forth.

Newbery Medalist Marion Dane Bauer’s rhythmic text combines with John Shelley’s joyous illustrations that celebrate the season in a burst of color, as the woods transform from a moonlit winter wonderland to a wonderfully bright floral scene.


“Great for reading aloud and just right for springtime story hours, this is a fanciful version of how dramatic the change of season can sometimes seem.”