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Wake Up, It's Spring!

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  129 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
One day the earth gets a warm wake-up call from the sun -- it's Spring! Earth tells a little worm, and before long the happy gossip travels far and wide. . . . Lisa Campbell Ernst celebrates the awakening of life that comes with Spring. Her playful words and pictures resonate with the cheeriness that rises with the season.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 2004)
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Ina
Apr 24, 2011 Ina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: storytime-reads
Great Storytiime opener for a spring-themed storytime. After a long cold winter, one day the sun warms the earth and tells it to wake up since spring is here...the message gets passed along, from earth to earthworm, to seed, to ladybug...and so on until everyone is awake and dancing in the spring sunshine.
Arminzerella
After a long winter, spring finally returns, gradually waking up the earth and the earthworm and the seed and so on and so forth until everyone is awakened and dancing with joy. A lovely celebration of the season's renewal.
Alesha Palmer
Mar 29, 2015 Alesha Palmer rated it it was amazing
This book is about many animals waking up for the spring season. Like a domino effect each animal is waking up and waking the other animals up. The first one to wake up was the earth. After the earth woke up, the earth woke up the worm, then the worm woke up the seed. On and on this cycle went on till the whole earth was awake.

This story shows the actual domino effect that happens when the seasons change. In reality, the sun is the changing factor that makes the seasons change. So it was interes
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Ina
Apr 05, 2012 Ina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
This is a wonderfully illustrated book with simple text. Sun wakes the earth with the news that Spring is here - and the word passes from character to character. My story time audience loved that each new character opened one eye at a time, when told to wake up, it's spring. When all the characters are dancing in the warm spring sun, the kids all pointed out the characters. This was a very engaging story time read.
Kristy Lange
Sep 10, 2015 Kristy Lange rated it it was ok
Wake Up, It's Spring! was chosen as a read-aloud for a spring-themed preschool unit. It made for a good read-aloud with a logical flow and sequential pattern. The illustrations were nice and the story was an appropriate length for 3- and 4-year-old attention spans. The book clearly portrays the joy and anticipation associated with the coming of spring. It focused our unit, and several children very much enjoyed the book, asking to borrow it, but it was by no means a majority favorite.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
It's Spring! Slowly everyone is warming up and waking up to dance in the sun.

It's a cumulative story where the sun warms the ground and wakes up the worm. After other animals awake to the sunshine, a family wakes up to go outside and dance the day away. It's a quick story to share from little things to big things that keep adding up. I think it would work well for a flannel story, too.

2015 Storytime Theme: Spring

Reviewed from a library copy.
Diana Thomsen
While this one was a no-go for storytime, it was still a cute little story about the earth and all its inhabitants waking up in spring. I passed on this one because I'm in southern California and I wanted to avoid books that talk too much about snow since we don't really get, well, any!
Caroline
Mar 20, 2014 Caroline rated it it was ok
I liked how the animals woke up all the other animals when spring arrived but the length became a problem; it could have stopped with the animals but extended into an entire family waking up. Too much length for story time. I did like the illustrations and simple text though.
Edward Creter
A beautifully inked, drawn and told story of spring that celebrates life the way it's meant to be celebrated--with love, warmth and the Grace of God. A pure wonder!
Paula
Word of the arrival of spring spreads from earth to worm to seed to lady bug and on through the natural world to a sleeping family, until everyone is dancing in celebration.
Janderson
Mar 22, 2011 Janderson rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
This is a pretty good story book for spring story time. It gets a little long, but kids have fun pointing out what comes next.
Megan Ekins
Apr 21, 2010 Megan Ekins rated it it was amazing
I would read this to a young class in a second and then go outside with music and dance around in the spring!
Amy
Mar 26, 2012 Amy rated it liked it
Shelves: seasons, preschool
This book is a little bit boring but could be good for a preschool/kindergarten program about spring.
Katie Casey
Apr 13, 2013 Katie Casey rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-kids
Cute illustrations & fun read!
Emily
read July 19, 2012
Miss Sarah
May 20, 2015 Miss Sarah rated it it was ok
a daisy chain of one animal or thing waking another up because spring is here. Cute and simple.
Teri
Apr 11, 2011 Teri rated it really liked it
Shelves: spring
Fun spring story--we happend to read it a week and a half ago during the 70 degree spell we had, and it really did feel like the first true day of spring. :)
Meg McGregor
Sep 16, 2013 Meg McGregor rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-lexi
A combination of great repetition and beguiling pictures makes this a great book to help explain to your little one about the wonders of spring.
Edna
Apr 06, 2010 Edna rated it did not like it
Illustrations are fine but the text that introduces spring sounds too much like the first chapter of Genesis, "And then there was . . ."
Rose
Nov 15, 2008 Rose added it
Shelves: childrens
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Kimberly
Apr 12, 2016 Kimberly rated it liked it
This story is cute.
Tricia
Mar 30, 2008 Tricia rated it liked it
book tells the story of how spring brings life through the worm, ladybug, baby, etc. will try for storytime. cute pictures.
Tanya W
May 05, 2011 Tanya W rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
Darling spring story for young children... the kids didn't like it as well as I did.
June
May 30, 2013 June rated it liked it
Recommends it for: spring requests
Recommended to June by: Katie Fitzgerald
Sun wakes up earth, earth wakes up worm, ...because it's spring.
Katie Fitzgerald
Apr 05, 2013 Katie Fitzgerald rated it really liked it
Read at Drop-In Story Time on 4/5/13: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/...
Mollywainio
Apr 26, 2011 Mollywainio rated it liked it
Shelves: spring
good to have right at change of season
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