"This simple, beautiful portrayal of anticipation answers young children's desire for reassurance as well as information." --Booklist
"Carlstrom's gently repetitive, more-or-less rhythmic delivery abets a sense of inevitability to the proceedings. . . . Even though the Mamas' initial answers are in the negative, they help their children see the signs that indicate the arrival of winter." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Nancy White Carlstrom is the author of more than fifty books for children, including the popular Jesse Bear books and Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? Her books have been recognized as IRA Children's Choices, Parents' Choices, NCTE Notables, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Booklist Editors' Choice: Top Ten Religious Book, and others. She lives in Seattle.
Paul Tong is the illustrator of Some Babies Sleep by Cynthia Cotton and Pecos Bill by Stephen Krensky. He lives in Berkeley, California.