Review; Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story by Sean Taylor, Alex Morss and Cinyee Chiu

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the picture book Winter Sleep: A Hibernation Story by Sean Taylor, Alex Morss and Cinyee Chiu through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end.

Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too?

In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot—that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring.

Cozy up as you expand you and your child's knowledge of the natural world

My Thoughts on the Book
Winter Sleep is a warm and charming picture book with beautiful illustrations. It was also really neat with the additional information about hibernation in the back, so kids can learn more about it. I'm sure this is a book that could work well in the classroom.

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