Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Over and Under the Snow

Submitted by Ms. Amanda!
Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner is a cute story of a boy and his father skiing through the woods to find animals that live both over and under the snow in the winter. They find a whole secret kingdom that keeps small forest animals safe and warm, from the tiny shrew, to the deer mice and bull frogs. Each animal is shown in beautiful illustrations hibernating below the snow and skis of the boy. Over the snow they find the tracks of a deer, the gaze of an owl, and the flash of a snowshoe hare as they swoosh along in their winter wonderland. The animals included range from common to more rare. I love the lessons it teaches about how even tiny bees hibernate, as well as animals as big as bears. This book is fun to read and name each animal you see (and learn some new names as you go). Great illustrations and an upbeat tempo make it a great read aloud for a group as well. See this book listed in our catalog

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