Many of us are in the midst of a very cold winter, donning mitts and wielding snow shovels, and looking ahead to warmer days.
We on the west coast, however, have kindly been spared the Arctic temperatures of other places. We’re grateful to see the sunshine and blue sky today, although the air is not yet close to spring temperatures. (Update: Actually, it snowed a lot the day after I posted this!)
Why the talk of spring? There’s a new book on the horizon and it’s a spring story. Cooking with Bear will be released on April 1 and the illustrator, Lisa Cinar, and I are feeling like expectant parents, happily anticipating our newborn’s arrival.
This illustration is from the opening page of the book. It shows Bear looking outside of his den window and seeing the sunshine and green all around. He’s delighted that spring is finally here. (It’s been a long cold winter in his forest.) He can hardly wait to gather some fresh plants of spring and get cooking with his friend, Fox.
Lisa and I will be delighted when spring arrives, too, especially when we get to hold our brand new book in our hands.