Children's Literature - Jean BoreenPart of the "Pebble Plus" series, this book helps very young readers understand the concept of a "snowy." Each book in the series begins with a chapter defining the season or the time that one might experience, for example, "snow." The chapters that follow discuss what one wears on a snowy day and what people can do on a snowy day. A fourth chapter than asks "How's the Weather?" and follows it up with a simple statement: "Today is snowy. What will the weather be like tomorrow?" For children who have access to the entire series, this book will remind them greatly of Today is Cold. The book is written using fairly simple sentences which will make it easier for fledgling readers. Full page pictures match the descriptive sentences throughout the book and will be easy for young readers to respond to and identify with, whether they are reading the book to themselves or having it read to them. A glossary of words at the end of the book provides needed vocabulary, and sections entitled "Read More" and "Internet Sites" offer additional information to help understand "snow." This is a good basic text for young readers.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 3-These slim books offer basic information about climate and weather and how they affect children's activities. Each title is divided into four short chapters, with two to four lines of text per left-hand page that faces a full-page, stock color photograph. There is some repetition: "A coat keeps me warm on a really cold day" (Cold); "I wear a heavy coat on snowy days" (Snowy). Also, no distinction is made between cool days and cold days, which may be confusing to some readers. The photos show young children of various ethnic groups. Additional.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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