- 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.
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|Covington Branch||E JACKS R (Text)||33126021873447||Easy||Available||-|
|Erlanger Branch||E JACKS R (Text)||33126021873421||Easy||Available||-|
|Wm. E. Durr Branch||E JACKS R (Text)||33126021873413||JGeneral Holiday Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 1626726809
- ISBN: 9781626726802
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
|General Note:||"A Neal Porter book."|
|Summary, etc.:||"A playful guessing game set in a snowy landscape"--|
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- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2017 October
PreS-Kâ A guessing game leads youngsters from winter to spring in this quiet tour de force. The question, "What are these?" appears on a close-up of bark. A page turn reveals the answer, "Trees," as a stand of birches deep in snow-filled woods stretches across a spread. The questions continue: "And those?" next to purple splotches. The answer: "Shadows./Of crows." Each question is printed near a partial image that is completely revealed with its answer on the following page. Ice-covered branches and a girl with snow-flecked hair are included among the snowy landscapes that follow. Finally, dark, silent winter evening scenes give way to light, as the palette changes from deep purplish-blues to the bright blues, pinks, and greens of spring. Creatures appear after a winter sleep and earth surfaces through winter snow. A striking close-up of May flowers soon follows. All that's left of winter is a snow-capped mountain, described in delightful metaphor: "Winter's hat!" The acrylic paintings, all spreads, are lush and textured. The boy and girl who enjoy the winter woods and making a snowman reappear to relish such spring joys as romping in the rain and reading under a tree. The text is large and spare with one or two words on a page.Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.
VERDICTThis perfect marriage of stunning illustrations and brief, often rhyming text in a question-and-answer format that will engage the lap set from the start is a first purchase.â Marianne Saccardi, Children's Literature Consultant, Cambridge, MA