An owl knows the signal. When the northern lights become more muted, the season is about to change. His hoots are among the many signs that winter is on its way. From woolly bear caterpillars and dragonflies, to monarchs and deer, the animals begin to prepare for the cold months ahead.
Kids who love animals will enjoy looking at these closeup photographs and listening to them tell a story about winter.
Because she loves Lost in the Woods, our daughter immediately wanted to give each animal a personality, including their accents. She liked exploring the pictures and describing what she saw.
As always, the pictures are exquisite. It is fun for us to watch our daughter draw out her own story, not just wait for us to recite words. Although it offers great reading practice for her, it would probably last longer as a favorite had we read it when she was still 4 or 5.
This is a narrated photo-story of how animals prepare for winter.
The text offers some clues and lets you talk about each animal's ritual. Explore the photographs to talk about what you see. For younger children, draw out colors (fall is always colorful), weather, and animal habitat.
8 to 12
4 to 9
Started reading with 6½-year-old child.
Borrow, at least. The pictures are just beautiful, and they offer enough transition that kids could create their own story from the images.
|Title||First Snow in the Woods|
|Author||Carl R. Sams II, Jean Stoick|
|Publisher||Carl R Sams II Photography © 2007|
|Illustrators||Carl R. Samms II, Jean Stoick|