Winter's Coming

Winter's Coming

A Story of Seasonal Change

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
When Lily, a young snowshoe hare, hears that winter is coming, she does not know what to expect, even as the other animals explain what they do to cope with the change of seasons, although, they note, snowshoe hares do not need to do the same.

Perseus Publishing
Lily, a young snowshoe hare, is surprised to notice the leaves changing color in her forest home. She hears from a passing flock of birds that Winter’s coming.” Lily doesn’t know who or what winter is, but it must be frightening. Why else would the birds be escaping south? And it must have an enormous appetite. Why else would the squirrel be hiding his food? And why would the caterpillar curl up and freeze as solid as an acorn? As Lily learns the ways in which her forest friends prepare for winter’s arrival, she becomes more and more worried about what she should be doing. Finally, the brown bear points out that Lily has been preparing without even knowing it: her fur is thickening and turning white to help her camouflage in the changing weather. This fascinating story introduces the ways in which different animals adapt to survive winter and is complemented by illustrations in a mix of collage, drawing, and digital montage.

Grade: 3
Fountas & Pinnel: N
Lexile Measure: AD 780L
Common Core State Standards:

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Noticing changes in her forest home and animal friends as the winter season approaches, young snowshoe hare Lily becomes increasingly worried only to discover that her fur is thickening and turning white to keep her warm and safe. By the award-winning author of I Found a Dead Bird.

Publisher: Toronto, ON : Owl Kids, 2014
ISBN: 9781771470025
Branch Call Number: E THORN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bisaillon, Josée - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Winter is coming


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Mar 19, 2017

Beautiful pictures and cute way of introducing little ones to the preparations animals make for winter. There was a bit too many words for my 2 yr old, but you can always adapt it to your listener 😉


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Mar 19, 2017

stinkpot thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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