Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow

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The forest animals are facing a winter in the woods. They all deal with this time of year in different ways. This rhyming picture book visits several forest animals at their wintering places and takes a peek at how they will spend the season. The rhythm is so strong in the text that it almost sounds like a song, and the repetition adds to that musicality. This will become a real favorite with the youngest of listeners and will bring about calls for readings and re-readings on a daily basis.

Author Sharon Gibson Palermo has a great grasp of not only what subject matter (animals are ALWAYS popular with the kiddies) will interest these young listeners, but also how to build a consistent rhythm and rhyme to keep their interest high but also to lull them into a quiet time. Illustrator Christina Song has used cut-paper illustrations with painted details to give absolutely charming completion to this lovely story. In addition, there is a section in the back that discusses the winter habits of the eight forest animals covered in the book. This would be a perfect holiday gift for youngsters and their parents.

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Author Sharon Gibson Palermo • Christina Song, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 24 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 2016-09-01
ISBN 9781585369539
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Issue December 2016
Category Children's


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