Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle:
How Animals Get Ready for Winter
Who hibernates, migrates, and tolerates? Find out how various species get ready for winter in this bouncy rhyming nonfiction picture book.
Winter is coming! While you’re outside skiing and building snowmen–or inside drinking hot cocoa by a fireplace–animals all around are coping with dropping temperatures and darker days. Solve the mystery of animal survival by seeing how animals prepare BEFORE and then survive DURING this coldest, darkest season of the year. Visit with 12 animals who migrate, hibernate, or tolerate to survive winter’s brutal grip.
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
Illustrator: Claudine Gévry
Publisher: Millbrook/Lerner (9/3/19)
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Reviews & More
Review: School LIbrary Journal: “a well-organized, clearly written, and delightfully illustrated work. Too charming to miss.”
Review: Kirkus: “With smooth rhymes and jaunty illustrations, Salas and Gévry introduce three strategies animals use for coping with winter cold. The author’s long experience in imparting information to young readers is evident in her selection of familiar animals and in her presentation.”
Review: Booklist: “…the back matter reveals the overall organization in paragraphs of text that explain the three main survival strategies (migrate, hibernate, tolerate) and discuss the four examples of each. Within the pastel artwork, rounded forms, soft edges, and warm colors create an endearing look.”
Blog review: Teacher Dance: Linda Baie says, “It’s challenging not to tell about every bit of this book that is perfect for autumn learning.”
Press release: “Minnesota children’s author Laura Purdie Salas was born and raised in Florida, so you might think she knows nothing about winter preparation. But she’s lived in the Twin Cities long enough to hone her winter survival skills. During the bitter days of February, she sometimes hibernates under the blankets for a cozy nap. Or she temporarily migrates to Florida for a quick family visit. Or she tolerates the cold with a giant mug of hot cocoa and a great book!”