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Snow (Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1)

Snow (Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1)

by Marion Dane Bauer, John Wallace
     
 

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Level 1: Starting to Read
• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences

Everyone loves snow! It's fun to play in and makes wonderful snowmen. But where does snow come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of snow....

Overview

Level 1: Starting to Read
• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences

Everyone loves snow! It's fun to play in and makes wonderful snowmen. But where does snow come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of snow....

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Illustrated by John Wallace, Snow is a "Level One, Ready-to-Read" book. The stage is set; winter is cold, trees have lost their leaves and the grass is brown. The sky is full of gray clouds. Ice crystals cling together with dust. When they are heavy enough, they fall. Snowflakes are small when it is very cold. Warmer temperatures mean larger, softer snowflakes. Sometimes you can catch a snowflake on your tongue. It's fun to spend time out in the snow and skate or just take a walk. Each snowflake has six sides and snowflakes come in a billion different shapes. In the spring the snow melts into the rivers and lakes. The illustrations are very sweet—light and airy watercolor paintings that work especially well with the subject matter. The text is large and the sentence structure simple for early readers. Numerous facts about snow are included at the end of the book. Despite what we have heard for years, researcher Nancy Knight did find two snowflakes that were exactly alike. 2003, Aladdin, Ages 3 to 8.
— Kristin Harris
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A young child and a dog explore the wonders of winter in this appealing story. The author uses simple sentences to demystify the reason for snow, while still expressing the sense of excitement that youngsters feel about it. The colorful watercolor illustrations go perfectly with the text. There's an amazing amount of information packed into this short book. A delightful beginning reader.-Tracy Bell, Durham Public Schools, NC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Bauer provides a simple explanation of snow in this beginning level easy reader, the second in a series of weather-themed volumes from this team. The text explains cloud formation, snow crystal formation and size, and snow's place in the water cycle, all in just a few simple sentences. Wallace provides charming watercolor illustrations of two children and a gray dog waiting for the snow and then having fun skating and sledding together. The younger child helps the main character to build a snowman on the cover, and both are so bundled up against the cold (in gender-neutral winter wear) that the reader can't be sure if the children are boys or girls. Bold blobs of white paint serve as the snowflakes against wintry blue skies, and the scenes of spring weather with melting snow include snow-capped peaks with pink and orange shadows or reflections splashed across the mountains. First- and second-grade teachers will find this useful in the classroom for science as well as for the easy reader shelves. (author's note) (Easy reader. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689854378
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
11/11/2003
Series:
Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
192,473
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

John Wallace’s formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at Cambridge University. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. In his children’s books illustrations, John is particularly inspired by what he calls “the gooniness” of young school children. John and his family divide their time between Brighton, England, and Long Island, New York.

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