The Big Snow

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNTER – 1949

The Big Snow

Berta and Elmer Hader

New York: Macmillan, 1948

43 pp.

Ages: 3 +

Interests: animals, birds, seasons, nature, snow, winter

When the wild geese start to fly south, all the birds and animals in the woods take notice, and start to make their own preparations for winter. Some hibernate, some store food, but many trust that they will find enough food to survive the winter. After a really big snow, food is scarce, but luckily the couple living in the stone house nearby put out seeds and nuts and hay for the animals and birds to eat.

An excellent, detailed account of the strategies that woodland animals and birds employ to get through the cold winter months, lovingly illustrated in a realistic style. (The authors were in real life the inhabitants of that stone house in the woods.)

(This title at amazon.com)

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