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Small, soft flakes fall quietly from above. It's snowing! People like to sled and ski in it, but what exactly is snow? How does it form? Included in this crystal clear introduction to one of winter's wonders is information about different types of snowstorms, regions where snow falls, and how to prepare when a snowstorm approaches.
"Snowstorms, snowflakes, snowmen, and everything you didn’t know about snow is all here in 32 frolic filled pages. In her typical illustrative style, Gibbons blankets the pages with information from crystallization to how to prepare for a storm. . . . For families and classrooms, this is a crystal-clear introduction that illustrates how snow can be dangerous, but plenty of fun, too."—
"Asides within the softly colored watercolor illustrations help define vocabulary: snowdrift, whiteout, evaporation, meteorologist. This, combined with short, simple sentences, make the book easily accessible for both young children and beginning readers. . . . the breadth and ease of the text make this a good introduction."—
"this book grabs the intended audience with stylized bright drawings and short blocks of text."—
School Library Journal
About the Author
Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator," according to the Washington Post. Winner of the 2010 Regina Award, she has written and illustrated more than fifty books for Holiday House. She lives in Corinth, Vermont.