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What do short days, long nights, cold weather, and December holidays mean? Winter is here! With it comes snow — waiting for it, hoping for it, playing in it, and listening for it. Even it doesn't snow where you live, you can enjoy anticipating snow, playing in it, and even seeing its colors in these and other books!
The narrator tells of a winter run with a team of dogs. Lush illustrations depict the animals' anticipation and pleasure on the snow-filled night.
Mama, Will It Snow Tonight?
A lyrical refrain repeats as each of the young asks its mother if it will snow tonight. No, is the answer, until one winter evening a mother answers in the affirmative. Poetic language and soft illustrations depict the changing season.
Red Sings from Treetops
Each season of the year has its own special color and feeling. Summer, fall, winter, and spring are presented in rich, lyrical language accompanied by stylized illustrations that evoke something special about each.
A dreary winter cityscape is transformed by a boy and a snowfall. Luminous watercolors present this magical winter tale, here with a CD read by Sean Schemmel.
Snow has a different impact on those who experience it. This lyrical celebration of snow and related activities allows readers to experience it in many ways, from seeing trees anew or getting out cavorting in it told in poetic language and evocative illustrations.
The entire family awaits the huge overnight snowfall predicted, dreaming of what they'll do in it. They find a surprise when wake up, however: no snow! Realistic illustrations heighten the anticipation and make the resolution even more plausible — and understandable!
Snow! Snow! Snow!
The conditions are just right for sledding after the snow-filled night as the two young pups find out. The lighthearted illustrations and simple text convey the joy of playing out in the snow on a cold, crisp winter day.
An entire snow family — including pets — has been created by textured collage illustrations in this playful celebration of winter. Seasonal facts finish up this engaging glimpse of snow — and may inspire young artists to collect and fashion their own snow images.
Spot's Snowy Day
What can be more fun than playing in the snow with mom and dad? Coming home to a warm up with grandma! In his signature style, Hillís spotted puppy in the snow is sure to surprise and satisfy the youngest child.
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