Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

Book - 2014
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"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 nature's beauty and power."--The publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014]
ISBN: 9780547906508
Branch Call Number: j 811.5 S568wb 2014 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 29 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Allen, Rick 1956-- Illustrator


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Poems and informational text about how animals adapt to the cold

Sidman's latest is gorgeous and informative; each animal or plant is given a poem in a different format and a paragraph of more information. It may be a little advanced for a full reading, but each page layout could be used as a jumping off point for so many directions.

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Dec 17, 2017

Stunning poetry- re-read many times and always a new revelation! The art is beautiful. In fact, the cover art is what attracted me to the book.

Oct 17, 2017

A wonderful collection of poems for the cold to read while snuggled up and enjoying a warm beverage! Learn a few fascinating details about what trees and animals do in the winter.

cmlibrary_rkimray Dec 12, 2016

One of my favorite poems in this collection is "Big Brown Moose", which has a fun rhyme scheme and works well as a transition between stories and songs in storytime. I also love "Chickadee's Song", which describes the tiny bird's song as laughing at the winter weather. This poetry collection also does a great job of explaining the science of winter, with a short factual paragraph on each page and a detailed glossary at the back!

Feb 10, 2015

Lovely illustrations and always nice to add a little poetry to our reading list.

ChiPubLib_Kids Dec 12, 2014

Lyrical poems and informative text describe how plants and animals survive in the bitter cold of winter.


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