Monday, November 3, 2014

Winter Is Coming review

Day after day, a girl goes to her favorite place in the woods and quietly watches from her tree house as the chipmunks, the doe, the rabbits prepare for the winter. Silently she observes the world around her as it reveals its secrets. It takes time and patience to see the changes as, slowly but surely, winter comes. (goodreads summary)

Taking moments to sit quietly and observe nature can be an incredible experience for our children. They always seem to be on the go and do encounter a much more faster paced world than we did as kids.  

The little girl jotting in her notebook who sits silently still, high upon a tree platform in the woods, tells a beautiful story about the appreciation of nature.  The thoughtfully written text, along with the serene Autumn illustrations, definitely makes this book a favorite of mine as the fall and winter season approaches.  The story comes alive with its' beautiful colors and the enchanting expression of the girls eyes who seem to be filled with wonderment. I heard her voice as she gently tells about the animals she sees and sketches, teaching us how they prepare for the long upcoming winter. A wonderful book for a fall into winter nature hike, exploring the beauty and bringing out the Aldo Leopold in all of us. I think this is a "just right book" for ages 5-8.~

Title: Winter is Coming
Author:  Tony Johnston, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Pub. Date: August 2014, Simon & Schuster
Genre: picture book
hardcover, 40mpgs.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely review! I'm def checking out this read now - glad I found your blog :) Hope you stop by & check out mine? xD keep in touch!

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