- “A Thing Called Snow” written and illustrated by Yuval Zommer.
Best friends, Fox and Hare, live in the arctic. They were born during springtime and have been best buds through the summer and fall seasons. Now Bird tells them that winter is soon to arrive, and there will be snow! But what is snow, they wonder? Descriptions from friendly animal neighbors help, but snow isn’t snow until they experience it for themselves. That’s life in a nutshell — or snowflake, in this case.
- “When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods” written by Aimee Bissonette, illustrated by Erin Hourigan.
Nothing delights me more during wintertime than to look out a window and observe a Bird Fest taking place at my backyard feeders. Our feathered friends might be the easiest wildlife to spot when it’s cold, but with careful observation the winter habits of other animals can be discovered. This delightful story about a family who visits the woods on a snowy day shares how nature reveals the activities of animals even as temperatures fall.
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