Synopses & Reviews
Come to the bitter cold
that blows through these poems! Feel the warmth of life that breathes into the beaver burrowing deep beneath the snow.
Discover the safe places where creatures survive, and how they stay alive in the wintertimeand#8212;untiland#160; roots poke from puddles of slush and broken ice to welcome the sun!
Then watch as spring melts the frost from this outstanding collection of poems paired with stunning linoleum prints that celebrate nature, along with her beauty and power.
"This introduction to seeds and plants uses simple sentences that will stretch children's minds and imaginations . a wonderful addition to units that focus not only on seeds and plants, but also on writing and the language arts." School Library Journal
"...will pull children into basic botany...and encourage kids to wonder about the plant world's mysterious, gorgeous spectrum of possibilities." Booklist, March 15, 2007
* andquot;Each poem brings a sense of humor, respect, or wonder to its subject.andquot;
andmdash;Publishers Weekly, starred review
* andquot;Concluded with a glossary of big but fascinating words, this is equally suited to curricular units and cozy reads in front of a fire.andquot;
andmdash;Booklist, starred review
* andquot;A work to be savored by young artists and scientists.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus, starred reviewand#160;
This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.
Introduces young readers to the characteristics, growth, and movement of a variety of seeds as they become plants.
Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold summons forth the charms and dictates of winter. Just as Joyce Sidman captured the drama of the pond in Song of the Water Boatman and the night woods in Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night, here she captures the drama of the cold.
Why donand#8217;t snakes freeze to death?
How does the tiny honeybee survive frost?
Learnand#160;aboutand#160; the secret lives of animals happening under the snow and howand#160;itand#160;buds to spring!
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; In this outstanding picture book collection of poems by Newbery Honor-winning poet, Joyce Sidman (Song of the Water Boatman
, Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
discover how animals stay alive in the wintertime and learn about their secret lives happening under the snow. Paired with stunning linoleum print illustrations by Rick Allen, that celebrate natureand#39;s beauty and power.
About the Author
Dianna Hutts Aston's previous books include An Egg Is Quiet, When You Were Born, Loony Little, and Bless This Mouse. She lives in Texas Hill Country.
Sylvia Long is the illustrator of many best-selling books for children Her previous books include An Egg Is Quiet, Sylvia Long's Mother Goose, and Snug As a Bug. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.