Winter Is Coming
Tony Johnston & Jim Lamarche
Simon & Schuster, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
s the days turn colder and the leaves drop from the trees, a little girl takes her sketchbook and heads out to her favorite place on a platform up in a tree. From this special vantage point she can watch as the animals in the woods prepare for the change in seasons.
rom watching a red fox pull apples off a tree to a mother bear and her cub who shuffle through the leaves piled up on the forest floor, the child sees all sorts of wildlife. Birds, a family of skunks, rabbits, a lynx seeking his next meal, and a small herd of deer are all part of the menagerie of animals the child sees and adds to her notebook.
im LaMarche's stunning paintings make this silent world come alive and are a wonderful accompaniment to the text that sings the praises of nature. Share this book with your child and then head out to a local park or hiking area to see what you can observe.
he key is to keep very quiet and wait in a comfortable place where the critters can come to you. Take a notebook to record and sketch what you observe and go back a couple of times to record your observations.
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