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Summary: During a family walk, a child receives reassuring answers to the questions of where animals and plants go in the winter. Using lyrical prose, this book explores the metamorphosis from summer to winter in a calm and reassuring manner.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 4 to 9
Reading Level: 2.8
Age of Child: Started reading with a child 21 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: The illustrations of the dog and family intrigued toddler. The calming rhyme settled her down.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a very comfortable, soothing book; perfect for a nap-time read on a wintry day. It made this parent long for a nap as well!
Pros: The rhythm of the book conveys a cuddly, snuggle-up feeling that is quintessential winter. It's perfect reading for quiet times and naps.
Borrow or Buy: Buy this book, even for a toddler. The calming rhyme and relaxing illustrations immediately catch their attention. They'll absorb the questions and answers later.