When Winter Comes: A Lullaby

Summary:

During a family walk, a child receives reassuring answers to the questions of where animals and plants go in the winter.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The rhythm of the book conveys a cuddly, snuggle-up feeling that is quintessential winter. It's perfect reading for quiet times and naps.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

The illustrations of the dog and family intrigued toddler. The calming rhyme settled her down.

Parent Reaction

This is a very comfortable, soothing book; perfect for a nap-time read on a wintry day. It made this parent long for a nap as well!

Type of Book:
Using lyrical prose, this book explores the metamorphosis from summer to winter in a calm and reassuring manner.
Educational Themes:

This book provides reassuring and understandable answers to where flowers, leaves, animals and fish go in winter.

Reading Level:
2.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with a child 21 months old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy this book, even for a toddler. The calming rhyme and relaxing illustrations immediately catch their attention. They'll absorb the questions and answers later.

Title When Winter Comes: A Lullaby
Author Nancy Van Laan
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Imprint Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing © 2000
Illustrators Susan Gaber
ISBN 0689817789
Material Hard Cover
Genres Nature, Poetry, Animal (Nonfiction), Rhyme
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