Winter urges us to snuggle up with a good book, shutting out the cold and reconnecting with our impulse to nest. What a lovely idea, then, this collection is: The Winter Book celebrates the coldest season from the late days of fall and Halloween to the earliest days of spring and Groundhog Day. Including prose from lauded authors, songs like Mozart’s My Little Apple” and We Three Kings of Orient Are,” and informational texts on international celebrations like Chinese New Year, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Dia de los Reyes, this compendium reminds us of that magical season between autumn and spring.
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Grade 2–5—A mix of stories, poetry, recipes, and songs makes up this illustrated compilation that spans the months from Halloween through Valentine's Day. Other featured celebrations include Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, and Groundhog Day. Snippets of facts concerning additional festivals, such as Diwali and Three Kings Day, are scattered throughout. Many of the stories hold more appeal for adults than for children. Poems include verses attributed to Shakespeare, Longfellow, Stevenson, and Poe, while several are labeled "Traditional." Bright-colored, detailed, colored pencil and watercolor illustrations are reminiscent of Wendy Watson's work and have an appealing, naive quality. Additional material for larger collections.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI
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Descripción Groundwood Books, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110888999003
Descripción Groundwood Books, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Rotraut Susanne Berner Ilustrador. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0888999003