Katie Discovers Winter by Liesbet Slegers, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Katie Discovers Winter

Katie Discovers Winter

by Liesbet Slegers
     
 

Katie spends a day enjoying the winter weather, building a snowman with her father, and taking a sled ride with her baby brother Ben.

Overview

Katie spends a day enjoying the winter weather, building a snowman with her father, and taking a sled ride with her baby brother Ben.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Experiencing winter for the first time is exciting and as you grow a little older the signs of winter's onset foreshadow what is ahead. The trees are bare; no leaves just branches, your breath can cause a little cloud and the birds may need some extra food to survive. The young girl is dressed warmly as she heads outside. She sprinkles bread crumbs for the birds and her Dad has hung a ball filled with seeds. It starts to snow and Katie and her Dad make snowballs and a snowman. Her baby brother Ben joins the fun for this first exposure to snow and a ride on the sled. Once inside, Katie stays dressed warmly, enjoys a hot meal and heads off to bed. She has a view of the snowman from her window and he can keep her company through the night. This book was not originally published in English and the translation is not that smooth in several places—"Dad has got a bucket" "It is the first time he sees snow." For American English "Dad has gotten or obtained a bucket" might have been a better choice and for the other phrase "It is the first time Ben..." would work better. Also brick does not equate to block which is what Katie is shown playing with. These flaws in translation mar what is an interesting winter day experience. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605370545
Publisher:
Clavis
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Kevin & Katie Series
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Liesbet Slegers is a graphic designer, a children's book illustrator, and the author of "Guess What I'm Doing," "Guess Where I Am," "Guess Who I Am," "Katie Moves," "Kevin Discovers Spring, " and "Kevin Goes to School."

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