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Spring hare
Author(s):
Yelchin, Eugene,
ISBN/ISSN:
9781627793926
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 30 cm
Abstract:
"An adorable baby hare springs into an adventure, following his human friend up, up, and away in this flight of fancy. He follows his friend ever higher, flying through fluffy white clouds, chasing a red airplane through a flock of geese, and soaring into space on a rocket ship, before catching a ride on a shooting star back down to earth and into his friend's waiting arms. With bright, kid-friendly collage, this is a beautiful and accessible celebration of Spring and the imagination!"--Provided by publisher.
Pub Date:
Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

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Summary

Summary

A red-headed girl and her bunny friend bounce together on a trampoline--bouncing and bouncing, till the girl bounces right off into the sky. Bunny follows, springing into fluffy white clouds, flying behind a red airplane among a flock of geese, floating ever higher on a hot-air balloon, soaring across a rainbow, jetting into space, before finally catching a ride on a shooting star back down to earth--and into his friend's waiting arms. Beautiful and kid-friendly collage brings to life this charming wordless flight of fancy.


Author Notes

Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of The Haunting of Falcon House, Arcady's Goal, and the Newbery Honor Book Breaking Stalin's Nose. He has also illustrated several books for children, includingCrybaby, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, and Won Ton. He lives in California with his wife and children. eugeneyelchinbooks.com


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Booklist Review

As a young girl begins to climb onto a trampoline, she notices a small rabbit in the grass nearby. The rabbit joins her in jumping and then flying as their motions propel them into the air. The girl disappears from the frame, but as the rabbit follows, we see them in the sky in an old-fashioned open airplane, a hot-air balloon, a storm, a rainbow, a jet, and a spaceship, and, finally, on a space walk. The rabbit hitches a ride on a falling star, landing back with the girl on the trampoline. The final image shows the now friends walking away together. Though the book is wordless, the subtle play on language is evident, particularly with spring meaning both the season and the bouncy action of the plot. Yelchin's collage illustrations constantly change perspective and point of view, and he uses energetic, rich tones of yellows, greens, blues, reds, and oranges to communicate movement and buoyancy, which playfully capture the exuberant feelings new friendship, the joy of movement, and the possibilities of imagination.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2016 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Backyard trampoline jumpers sometimes feel as though they can bounce right up into the sky, and that's just what happens in Yelchin's wordless fantasy. A freckled, red-haired girl invites a rabbit onto her trampoline, and they both bounce skyward. Is it the rabbit's daydream? The girl's? It doesn't matter. An aerial spread shows the rabbit in midair, fields and forests far below. A small biplane flies by, the rabbit grabs its tail, and it spies the redheaded girl in the passenger seat. Still rocketing upward, the rabbit again finds the girl in a hot-air balloon, a jet, and an astronaut suit in the dark of space. Their tender, repeated reunions recall the out-and-back movement of toddlers as they set off on exploratory forays and then return to safety. Yelchin (Elephant in the Dark) plays the earthy, red-brown warmth of the rabbit's fur off the cool blue of the sky, and his use of collage magnifies the sense of characters suspended in midair. The action ricochets into outer space and back like a magnificent bungee jump, and the girl's presence offers reassurance throughout. Ages 4-8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-An adorable hare and a little girl bounce on a trampoline as high as they can. The rabbit jumps so high that he's able to soar through the sky, with the little girl close behind in various modes of air transportation. The presentation is wordless, but there is a lot of detail to talk about as well as minor challenges (birds, hot-air balloons) that the hare has to overcome to continue his upward journey into the stratosphere. The hare hitches a ride on a shooting star to come back down to Earth and join his friend back on the trampoline. Illustrations have been traditionally drawn, then cut to create a collage feel; seeing individually cut blades of grass, trees, drops of rain, and stars seems to add to the imagination of the piece. Young viewers will want to spend time poring over the pictures and constructing narratives. Although the book is not as seasonal as the name or cover would imply, it does feature a bright blue and green palette that might work for a spring storytime. VERDICT A warm and fanciful journey suitable for one-on-one and small group sharing.-Peter Blenski, Greenfield Public Library, WI © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.