Bear smells winter in the air and informs Snail that it's time to sleep. Snail stops slithering and agrees but can't sleep until she tells Skunk. And so Skunk tells Turtle, Turtle tells Woodchuck... and on until all the animals are tucked in to sleep. You'll wonder why nobody's yet invented hibernation for moms.
In this wintery book, each of the animals longs for the sun, and dreams of being the one to bring it back (like the fox, who claims he can "sniff out the sun's hiding place"). Soon, the darkness of the longest night of the year lifts to the morning light. And then they all have brunch. Kid-ding!
Squirrel, Hedgehog, and Bear are hoping to see snow, because they were asleep the last time it fell. Deer told Squirrel that snow is white and wet and cold and soft. Will it be like his lost toothbrush? A tin can? An old sports sock? You and the kids will soon be longing for the big chill, too!
Take a watercolor look at the migration habit of three animals, starting with summer. By fall, Bird's young begin to fly, the butterfly caterpillars are changing and Eel prepares for a long journey to spawn. As winter comes, they head to warmer climates. (Hint: It's not South Beach.)
This book is the cure for cabin fever: Cammy and William go sledding, spot tracks in the snow and wonder who made them. Soon they find a cardinal, a squirrel, porcupine and others. Beautiful paintings will inspire your family to tear themselves away from the Wii and head outside for a nature walk.
With simple language and rich illustrations, this book's authors reveal where animals live in the winter. Monarch butterflies migrate south. Meanwhile, woodchucks can sleep as long as four months. Talk about power naps!
Rhyming text—a series of questions and answers—about how a variety of animals prepare for the cold make this book a light, lyrical read. The bees return to their hives; the mice curl up in the hay as the ducks fly south. Even the people return indoors to a warm room lit by a fire. Ahhh...
Young children will enjoy hearing about the forest creatures' outdoor feast when a black-capped, yellow-chested chickadee, a brown-striped sparrow, and a red-feathered cardinal dig into seeds, millet, thistle and corn scattered on the fresh snow. If only our dinners went this smoothly!
This interesting tome tells of a fascinating other life happening beneath the winter snow. For example, a wood frog, nestled in leaves on the forest floor, can freeze solid and still survive! (Just don't let the kids use that as an excuse to go outside without their hats and scarves.)
Beautiful photos and simple facts make this book a standout. It's about typical winter behavior: Fish at the bottom of lakes waiting for the ice to melt. Bats hibernating upside down, snuggling for warmth. People going sledding and having snowball fights. Not covered? The Uggs-Wearing Home Sapien.