The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

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Overview

Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!) is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside. Clever rebuses and jaunty illustrations make The Jacket I Wear in the Snow especially fun for prereaders and new readers.

A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.

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Overview

Rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!) is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside. Clever rebuses and jaunty illustrations make The Jacket I Wear in the Snow especially fun for prereaders and new readers.

A young girl names all the clothes that she must wear to play in the snow.

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Editorial Reviews

Teaching PreK-8
One of the best of the current predictable books.
The Mailbox Magazine
A young girl, bundled up for a day in the snow, takes a teary-eyed tumble into her snowman. In response to her cries, the girl's mother begins the unbundling process. This rhythmic rebus story is layered with a humorous review of a child's winter wear.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688045876
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 188,255
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

In Her Own Words...

"My earliest memories are of my mother reading aloud. A lot of characters from books were real to me, as our family ritual included bedtime stories for me and chapters from longer books for the older children.

"I wanted to read for myself, so I often lay on the kitchen floor while my mother worked and I 'read' to her from memory. Soon I realized I could tell the story more exactly if I looked carefully at the words on the page. Spelling aloud the words I couldn't figure out, I worked my way through enough stories to satisfy me until our nightly reading session.

"I was eager to start kindergarten, and the day finally came when I walked the mile from our small farm in the western part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula to a one-room school. I watched eagerly as the teacher gave each child a stack of books. When she gave me only one, I was disappointed, but I turned it sideways and read the parts that said 'To the Teacher.' Then I carefully followed the directions. When my teacher said she wanted to talk to my mother, I thought I was in trouble, but it turned out she thought I should work with the first graders. That made me happy because they each had more than one book.

"My love of reading continued. In sixth grade I went to the 'big' school in town. The school had a room with one whole wall filled with books. Immediately, I decided to read every book in that library. A story I wrote was chosen for our school newspaper. I enjoyed people telling me they liked 'My Life as a Pencil.'

"In high school I won some essay contests, so I thought of a career in journalism. But I became a teacher instead so I could continue reading wonderful books for children. I encouraged my students to write, and sometimes I shared my writing with them.

"While planning one assignment for my students, I played with the pattern of the nursery rhyme 'The House That Jack Built.' My students laughed in the right places, and friends encouraged me to send my rhyme to an editor. It took a lot of courage to do that, but I sent it to Greenwillow. The editor-in-chief, Susan Hirschman, liked my rhyme, and chose Nancy Winslow Parker to illustrate it. Nancy drew little pictures to replace some of the words. The result was The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, the first in our series of rhyme-and-rebus books.

"Usually I start with a topic and decide how the story should end. Then I write little snippets of rhyme and, like putting a puzzle together, figure out how each part connects to another. Before I finish, the story changes many times.

"Sometimes when I read my books to children, one of them says, 'Read it again.' I think that's the best reward a writer can have."

Nancy Winslow Parker is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Locks, Crocs, and Skeeters; Bugs, written by Joan Wright Richards; and Money, Money, Money. She lives in New York City and Mantoloking, New Jersey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    Best rhyming book ever!!!!!

    I love this book as a child. I work with second graders now and I could not remember the book until today. I am soooo happy, I am going to purchase this today! This is one of my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2007

    Great Children's Book

    This was the first book that I learned to read as a young child, and as a current teacher, I am eager to add this title to my collection for my students. It is a great 'predictable' book which teaches rhyming and winter clothing. I recommend for all students ages 3-6.

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