Bibliographic Information: Stewart, M., & Bergum, C. R. (2009). Under the snow. Atlanta: Peachtree.
Brief Annotation: This beautifully illustrated book shows us where animals live outside during the winter months.
Grade Level: K-4
Readers who will like this: Children who like animals, their habitats, nature, and winter.
Rating/Response: 4 The illustrations are detailed and pleasing, and the language is simple yet specific in describing animals’ winter homes.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: After a day of skating and sledding in the winter, we go inside to our homes. Where do the animals who live outside go? How do they take care of themselves in the winter?
Reading Strategy: Science
Rationale for Strategy: This book explores how different species adapt to the changing seasons, and also describes their habitats. It can easily be used in a study of biomes and natural environments.
Posted by: Caitlin Miller