Something on the Hill (Hardcover)

Something on the Hill By Jane Kohuth, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator) Cover Image

Something on the Hill (Hardcover)

By Jane Kohuth, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this picture book that follows a small field mouse as she rallies the larger woodland animals  to join her on a journey up a hill, sensing that something is about to happen at the top.... What could it be?!

When Field Mouse wakes from her nap, the air is no longer chilly, and she feels like there's something has changed. Something is out there, calling to her.... Something is on the Hill.
    She spots her friend, Squirrel. "Help me find the Something," Mouse tells him. And so the two scamper through a clearing. Soon, they spot Doe. "Where are you hurrying today?" Doe asks them. "We're going to the Hill," says Mouse.
    And so it goes, as Turtle, the Ducks, and the Bears join the group, all making their way to the Something on the Hill. As they climb to the tippy-top, this parade of animals will discover just what that Something is: a leaf shoot, tiny and green.
    Just in time for spring comes this delightful picture book--perfect for storytime--that reminds us that the smallest of things can matter just as much as the big ones.
Jane Kohuth is the author of several books for children, including Duck Sock Hop, which the New York Times called "charming." It was also a Chicago Public Library and Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Her other titles include Ducks Go Vroom, Estie the Mensch, and Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree. A former bookseller at Wellesley Booksmith, Jane lives in a nineteenth century house in Holliston, Massachussetts.

Sonia Sanchez has illustrated numerous picture books, including Evelyn del Rey is Moving Away, written by Meg Medina, which was a Kirkus, SLJ, and PW Best Book of 2020. Her Bubbles...Up by  Jacqueline Davies received 3 starred reviews. Here I Am, written by Patti Kim, earned two starred reviews, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2015, and for which Sonia received an Eisner Award nomination for Best Paint/Multimedia Artist. She is also the illustrator of Green Green: A Community Gardening Story, Sister Day!, and The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits. The New York Times has called her work "lively." Sonia lives with her husband and a sleepyhead cat in a blue house near the Mediterranean Sea.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593301074
ISBN-10: 0593301072
Publisher: Anne Schwartz Books
Publication Date: March 12th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English
★ "The rural settings are rendered with the softness of pastels, lots of texture, and beautiful earth tones…. text flows with equal charm as the critters interact; the scenes work perfectly with the illustrations to build suspense for the big reveal." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A jubilant tribute to creaturely instincts as well as bonds that endure seasonal transitions." —Publishers Weekly

"A simple, engaging appreciation of all things spring." —Kirkus Reviews