Winter Woods: When Snowflakes Fell by Carl R. Sams and Jean Stoick
"NUTS, NUTS, NUTS!
START GATHERING THOSE NUTS!
WINTER IS COMING!" CHATTERED THE CHIPMUNK.
Some flee to warmer climes, some burrow deep in their snugly lined nests, and some can even afford to scorn the snow:
POOF! FLUFFY SNOW COVERS THE FACE OF THE DEER.Monarch butterflies and hummingbirds migrate far, far to the south, but the hardy and resourceful woodpecker just keeps hammering away for the insects wintering beneath the trees' bark. And baby bear cubs need not worry about the snow; their mothers are right there to cuddle them warmly.
"MY THICK WINTER COAT WILL KEEP ME WARM!"
How the animals of summer adapt to winter's advance is the subject of Carl R. Sams' and Jean Stoick's charming photographic essay on the ways of wintering over in the wild. When Snowflakes Fall, available in hardback and now in a shaped board book, is the perfect way to teach preschoolers about adaptation to the seasons, with appealing and striking photographs of the various creatures in winter.
A companion book, likewise based on their earlier photo essay Stranger in the Woods: A Photographic Fantasy (Nature), also aimed at the preschool set, is the equally irresistible Winter Friends,, also available in sturdy board book format, which shows deer, birds, and squirrels discovering a snowman left by concerned children. A young deer nibbles the end of the snowman's carrot nose, while the squirrel takes advantage of the nuts which form his friendly grin, and the feathered friends enjoy the birdseed in his button front and scattered around his feet. With a gentle theme of sharing our human bounty with the wild creatures around us and engaging photos of the animals visiting the red-capped snowman, this little book will inspire the very young to build their own edible snowmen when winter comes.
THIS SNOWMAN HAS A GIFT OF SEEDS AND CARROTS TO SHARE....
BRING WINTER FRIENDS TOGETHER AGAIN.