Snowy, Blowy Winter

How would you describe winter? Is it “freezy, stuffy, and sneezy?”Or do you think it’s “glowy, rosy, and cozy?” No matter how you feel about winter, you are sure to enjoy Bob Raczka’s tribute to the season’s activities, tastes, and sounds. The simple rhymes using “y” words will encourage children to come up with their own words to describe the season.

  • 9780807595831
  • March 2015

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  • The book’s quick pace and cheerful pictures make it a perfect choice for seasonal storytimes. The variety of activities and families introduced also makes it a great conversation starter for one-on-one sharing.

    - School Library Journal

  • The simple, playful rhymes make this celebration of winter a solid choice for sharing with toddlers and beginning readers alike.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Raczka takes readers inside and outside, reminding them of the appeal of hot cocoa, warm chocolate-chip cookies, and a good storybook, as well as the glee of sledding and skating. Stead’s outdoor scenes of activity are presented in a bright bluish light, and the indoor glimpses of families are warm and inviting; you could even say they’re glowy.

    - Booklist

  • The clear and vibrant illustrations and sparse and simple text are ideal for young readers. Each page is full of interesting items for a child to discover, from measuring spoons and cocoa mix to birdseed sprinkled on the sidewalk. The book has fun phonics, with silly words like gooey and squirrely, shovely and zippery, all describing the wonderful world of winter…This book would be an excellent addition to school and public libraries.

    - Children's Literature


Common Core

RL.K.4,5,6,7,10 RF.K.1,2a