Wake Up, It’s Spring!, by Lisa Campbell Ernst, is a beautiful book that has a succession of characters who tell each other that it’s Spring. It’s fun to follow the progression of each character as they tell the next one about Spring. The author uses very vivid verbs making this story a great mentor text for writing. Retelling this story is fun because each scene builds to the next. Making a chart/timeline would help children develop the story for retelling. Most of all, it’s just a fun way to introduce Spring!
*Can you retell the story?
*What descriptive words does the author use?
*What’s your favorite scene in the book?