Review; When Winter Comes: Discovering Wildlife in Our Snowy Woods by Aimée M. Bissonette and Erin Hourigan
Description from GoodreadsA sweet poetic children's book celebrating the vibrancy of life in winter.
Though a forest may be blanketed in snow or a lake frozen over, families who enjoy the outdoors in winter, happily bundled up to play in the energizing weather, know that wildlife is still teeming there.
When winter comes,
and deep snow blankets the woods,
and ice forms cold and smooth on the lakes,
thick enough for us to skate on,
some people think our woods are empty.
But we know better.
The fallen log that is used to hide behind in a snowball fight is a shelter for tree frogs, caterpillars, ladybugs, and slugs. The drifts of fallen snow that families snowshoe across have winding tunnels made by meadow mice in search of seeds and bark. The towering trees families ski among shield birds from winter winds.
When Winter Comes celebrates the joy of playing and exploring in the outdoors during the winter months.
My Thoughts on the BookWhen Winter Comes is a charming picture book with some amazing artwork. The story is easy enough for kids to follow and I liked the writing style. This one might be a bit North-American centric, so I don't think everyone would find it relevant, but it's a sweet book nontheless.