From renown picture book author Denise Fleming, a cozy, cumulative book to warm a cold winter day
Alive with swirling snow and lots of outdoor fun, the first ten days of winter bring special gifts for a special friend. This cumulative tale will have children chanting along as they discover all the trimmings needed for the most perfect snowman ever!
|Product dimensions:||9.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass; Shout! Shout It Out!; and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming is a very cute repetitive story that allows children to reread lines in a 12 days of Christmas fashion. I like the repetition for a beginning reader, allowing them to see a phrase multiple times giving a strong visual reinforcement. A good book for a new reader, but unfortunately it is a seasonal read.
Adorn a snowman in this celebration of winter. Patterned after the 12 Days of Christmas, Fleming presents the 10 days of winter. One's true love is substituted with a best friend, and all of the gifts are used to finish the construction of a snowman. Some of the gifts might make less sense than others; buttons, scarfs, and mittens are obvious gifts while leaves and peanuts do not seem necessary accessories for the snowman. After the 10 gifts have been presented, there is a two page spread with no words but rather a picture of the completed snowman. The last two pages of the book feature the snowman walking away.
Our school librarian introduced me to this book. It was a beautiful way to celebrate the first day of winter! The children loved singing along.