Winter, Winter, Cold and Snow
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.
Sleeping Bear Press
Sharon Gibson Palermo • Christina Song, Illustrator