Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Oh, this one is ever so lovely.
The youngest kiddos will enjoy it for the pictures--the pretty ice blues, snow whites, steel greys, brick reds and cocoa browns.
K-2 will want to read or listen to it because they love to learn about animals and there are lots of interesting ones in this book! The added "brrr" factor is pretty cool, too. (OH! Pun unintended.)
3-5 will love it for the poetic (even while it's sharing factual information) language. The opening lines begin "Over the snow I glide. Into woods, frosted fresh and white."
Older students, teachers, and adults will love it for all of the above.
I'd like to see something similar for other areas. I wonder how the idea could be adapted to, say, south Texas? Could be a nice model text and then have a class each choose something about a local area to research and write about.
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