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The Animals' Winter Sleep Paperback – September 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Birdsong Books (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966276167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966276169
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #522,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This gentle winter tale is perfect for lulling young ones to sleep."  —Your Big Backyard, National Wildlife Federation children's nature magazine, which selected The Animals' Winter Sleep as its Book-of-the-Month for December 2008



"Captures the wonder of unique animal adaptions in winter in a way that will appeal to young children. The text is . . . rich with real natural history woven in."  —Teresa Mitchell, education director, Vermont Institute of Natural Science


"Bold brilliant illustrations depict accurate natural history. . . . Young children will discover where 13 familiar animal species sleep. Extra information in the back of the book extends the story and encourages interactions with the illustrations. A must on your bedtime story list!  —Helen Fey Fischel, associate director of education, Delaware Nature Society


"A perfect read-aloud book for parents to share with little ones just before bedtime. Gentle illustrations in cool, soothing colors show different animals sleeping snugly in their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges."  —Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Lynda Graham-Barber is the author of 10 nonfiction picture books for children—including Spy Hops and Belly Flops and Toad or Frog? Swamp or Bog?and a series of holiday books that includes Christmas, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. She lives in Newport Center, Vermont. Nancy Carol Willis is the author and illustrator of Raccoon Moon, Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey, and The Robins in Your Backyard. She lives in Middletown, Delaware.

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Lynda Graham-Barber

Books:

The Animals' Winter Sleep.  Illus. Nancy Carol Willis. Birdsong Books, 2008.  

Spy Hops and Belly Flops.  Illus. Brian Lies. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.  

Say Boo!  Illus. Barbara Lehman. Candlewick Press, 1997.

A Chartreuse Leotard in a Magenta Limousine. Illus. Barbara Lehman. Hyperion, 1995.

Toad or Frog? Swamp or Bog?  Illus. Alec Gilman. Simon & Schuster, 1994. 

Ho! Ho! Ho!   Illus. Betsy Lewin. Bradbury Press, 1994.

Doodle Dandy!  Illus. Betsy Lewin. Bradbury Press, 1992. 

Gobble!  Illus. Betsy Lewin. Bradbury Press, 1991.

Mushy!  Illus. Betsy Lewin. Bradbury Press, 1991.

Personality Decorating.  Fawcett Columbine, 1986.

The Kit Furniture Book.  Pantheon Books, 1983.

Flat Fish, Round Fish and Other Animal Changes.  Illus. Pamela Carroll. Crown, 1982.

Who Lives Inside?  Illus. Ray Barber. Grosset & Dunlap, 1976. 


Book Awards and Distinctions:


~"Main Selection" Literary Guild
~Avon paperbacks
~Runner-up "New Jersey Kids' Pick"
~American Book Sellers "Pick" 
~People Magazine "Pick"
~"Book of the Month" National Wildlife Federation;
~"50 Best Books" American Institute of Graphic Artists
~Scholastic Book Clubs
~Delaware Diamonds Booklist 2009-2010.

Curriculum Vitae:  

NYC editorial: Morrow Jr. Books; Crown; Harcourt; Holt, Rinehart; Western.
Faculty, Institute of Children's Literature, W. Redding, CT. 
MFA Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Birdsong Books on January 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
This gentle winter tale is perfect for lulling young ones to sleep. Rhyming text describes how 13 North American animals adapt to the winter cold. Colored pencil illustrations show bears, squirrels, and beavers taking cover in their dens, nests, and lodges. An educational section at the end of the book illustrates various animal tracks and provides information on winter foods, nesting materials, and survival strategies.

National Wildlife Federation Book Review, Your Big Backyard December 2008 Book of the Month
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By justinefrances on November 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
A great book to snuggle under the covers with your children this winter! What a wonderful holiday gift, super for the classroom,as it educates us on the animals' winter sleep habitats, and reminds us of their long and precious winter slumber.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on October 31, 2008
Format: Paperback
Perfect for young children(3-5).Beautiful illustrations and spare but informative text.Appeals to childrens' love of animals.A good book for any time of the day.Highly recommended!
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Format: Paperback
Recommended for children ages 2 to 5, The Animals' Writer Sleep is a rhyming picturebook about where various animals sleep in cold and snowy weather. Gentle illustrations in cool, soothing colors show different animals sleeping snugly in their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges. "Where do the northern animals sleep / when it's nose-stinging cold / and the snow drifts deep? // Bedded down in the spruce grove, / where the howling winds don't blow." A perfect read-aloud book for parents to share with little ones just before bedtime.
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I bought this book as a gift for a toddler niece, but previewed it with my son. He was so inspired by the illustrations that he wanted to know more about all of the animals, but especially about the porcupines and what those little weird shaped things outside the porcupine's bed are. He shared what he learned in the book with his dad and older sister and has requested his own copy of The Animals' Winter Sleep. My only disgreement with the other reviews is about the book being relaxing. My kid is itching for some snow, so he can get out there and learn even more.
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