The Big Snow

Title: The Big Snow

Bibliography: Hader, B., Hader E. (1948). The Big Snow. New York: Simon & Schuster Books.

Short Annotation: As fall turns into winter and snow begins to fall, all sorts of animals begin preparing for it.   The animals stay busy by gather food find shelter for when the temperature drops.

Genre: Realistic Animal Story Picture Book

Grade Level: K-2

Readers who will like this book: Children who enjoy animals, children who are learning about seasons, children who enjoy winter

Personal response and rating: The book was short and sweet. I think it’s simplicity was refreshing and the pictures were in great correspondence with the text.

Question: How do we prepare for winter? Are there ways that animals prepare for winter?

Reading Strategy Connection:

a. Reading strategy: Guided Reading

b: This strategy is small-group reading and involves the students reading individually until a teacher passes by and one by one they’ll whisper read.

c: I think this strategy would work with this book because it’s along with being an award winning book, it has a simple storyline so attention can be focused on engagement and enthusiasm of reading the story.


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