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Animals in the Snow
     

Animals in the Snow

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Carol Schwartz (Illustrator)
 

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Snow falls. Squirrel and bird and bunny and cat and dog all hide. Sun shines. Squirrel and bird and bunny and cat and dog all play. Boy and girl play, too. What will they make out of snow?

Children will delight in reading aloud the simple repetitive text of this story. Carol Schwartz balances Margaret Wise Brown's warm narrative with cheery, detailed

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Snow falls. Squirrel and bird and bunny and cat and dog all hide. Sun shines. Squirrel and bird and bunny and cat and dog all play. Boy and girl play, too. What will they make out of snow?

Children will delight in reading aloud the simple repetitive text of this story. Carol Schwartz balances Margaret Wise Brown's warm narrative with cheery, detailed illustrations in a book that is sure to win a favored place on a young reader's bookshelf.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-A simple, repetitive narrative follows five animals through a snowy day during which they are joined by a boy and girl at play. The climactic event is quiet, consisting of the melting of the snow and the discovery of the first blooming snowdrop to signal spring. The flat, static text has the sound of the primers prevalent in the decades of Brown's lifetime. Apparently never before published, the story lacks the appeal of some of her more enduring works. Framed white blocks of text are set on double-spread gouache paintings that tend to be pretty but also a bit precious. With its greeting-card cute pictures of the children and animals, this book might serve as a seasonal piece for nursery schools and kindergartens, and the brief, mundane sentences are accessible to early independent readers.Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786800391
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
10/16/1995
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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