My latest picture book is launched today!
Released by Holiday House Publishers on 15th January, Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK, It’s Spring!, is available in bookshops and online across North America, and in other countries via online bookstores.
The story is written by Marion Dane Bauer, regular followers may remember our previous picture book collaboration Halloween Forest in 2012. This time the theme is the change of seasons.
In the middle of a cold, late winter night a child is awoken by strange noises outside. In the garden stands a bear, who takes the child in a mysterious journey through woods covered in melting snow.
Other animals join them as they go, a rabbit, a squirrel, a beaver, and a newly hatched bird, while the strange cracking sounds grow louder.
Eventually they discover a giant egg, which bursts to reveal – Spring!
A Japanese language edition is due for release in February from Bronze Shuppan.
Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK, It’s Spring!
Words by Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by John Shelley
Holiday House Books for Children, 32 pages