The Winter Visitors

Overview

This charming and highly original story reveals what happens at a vacation cottage once the summer visitors have left for the winter. With fewer than two dozen words, the story is told primarily in pictures. Children and adults will revel in the activities of a family of bears that takes up residence in the empty camp.

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Overview

This charming and highly original story reveals what happens at a vacation cottage once the summer visitors have left for the winter. With fewer than two dozen words, the story is told primarily in pictures. Children and adults will revel in the activities of a family of bears that takes up residence in the empty camp.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

In a near-wordless offering, Hayes's (Time for the Fair) finely detailed pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations cleverly unspool a playful spin on The Three Bears. As a family closes up its lakeside vacation house at the end of summer, the compositions foreshadow what's to come: the father straightens bear figurines on the mantel and places a copy of All About Bearsin the bookcase while the mother fills a large jar with honey. When they pack the car, the dad insists that his son take his oversized stuffed teddy back to his bedroom. The boy leaves the front door ajar, providing easy entry for the good-natured bear clan that immediately move in and make themselves at home. The two cubs jump on the bed with the stuffed bear, and the mama bear happily discovers the container of honey. In deep winter, the papa and a cub ice-fish (and, in a kid-pleasing turn, hook the boy's formerly missing baseball cap); all four bears go sledding in their hosts' canoe. Gaiety abounds as the bears welcome other woodland creatures to a festive New Year's Eve party, after which the revelers hibernate peacefully, awakening in time for the winter visitors to clean up (that baseball cap ends up on the boy's teddy). A progression of spreads laid out with multiple panels alternate with larger scenes, enlivening the presentation; and the more closely readers look, the more they'll find to like. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3 A family packs up and leaves their lakefront summer home in the woods, carefully covering furniture and straightening toys and books. As soon as their car is out of sight, another family-of bears-moves in. The animals waste no time in making themselves at home, opening up a big jar of honey, sledding down a snow-covered hill in a canoe, and throwing a New Year's party with all of their woodland friends. In the spring, the bears neaten up and leave the house just in time for "the summer visitors" to return. Just five sentences of simple text, spread throughout the book, are a perfect accompaniment to the delightful pen-and-ink and watercolor artwork. Readers will enjoy the many fun and clever details as the story unfolds, particularly on the spreads with multiple panels. This little gem is perfect for independent reading or sharing with a small group.-Amanda Moss, Maywood Elementary School, Monona, WI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892727506
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 694,517
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.85 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Karel Hayes is the best-selling illustrator of the “Visitors” series, which includes The Winter Visitors, The Summer Visitors, The Christmas Visitors, and the forthcoming The Autumn Visitors (Sept. 2015). She lives in Center Harbor, New Hampshire.

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