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New Review Tuesday: Snowed In

As much of the country braces for a few more inches for the white stuff, why not cozy up with a new picture book or two about snow? Jeremy mentioned some of his favorites a couple of weeks ago; here are a couple more that I love.

61gLHv9RyEL._SL500_AA240_ The Snow Day, by Kamiko Sakai, is the beautiful story of a bunny and his mama all snowed in on a blustery day; dad has been stranded at the airport on his way home. I love the quiet moodiness of the illustrations, and think they'd be terrific inspiration for writing snow poems in the younger grades (K–3).

34395604 A Penguin Story is by Antoinette Portis, author of the irresistible This Is Not a Box and This Is Not a Stick. Edna the penguin knows only three colors—white (snow), black (the sky), and blue (the sky and the water). And so she sets off on an adventure to find more color. If you teach PreK–2, this would be a great addition to a discussion of color as well as the seasons.

What are your favorite snow stories?


Hannah Trierweiler

You should definitely check out A Penguin Story, teacherninja! I think you'll be surprised by how clever it is. :)


Nice ones. I dig that snow poem idea! But I wonder how someone who only knew 3 colors would think to look for more? Guess I'll have to check it out and see...

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