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The Animals' Winter Sleep
The Animals' Winter Sleep

The Animals' Winter Sleep



24 Pages, 8 x 9

PDF, $6.99 (US $6.99) (CA $6.99)

Publication Date: September 2008

ISBN 9780983340607

Rights: WOR

Birdsong Books (Sep 2008)

Price: $6.99
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Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal species—such as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse—survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges. Additional information, geared to very young children, includes animal winter survival adaptations, such as the foods they eat, nesting materials, camouflage, and predator survival along with a series of questions that encourage children to look back at the illustrations for clues. A line art diagram of the final panorama illustration that identifies the location of all 13 animal species is also included.


"This gentle winter tale is perfect for lulling young ones to sleep." —Your Big Backyard, National Wildlife Federation children's nature magazine, which selected The Animals' Winter Sleep as its Book-of-the-Month for December 2008

"Captures the wonder of unique animal adaptions in winter in a way that will appeal to young children. The text is . . . rich with real natural history woven in." —Teresa Mitchell, education director, Vermont Institute of Natural Science

"Bold brilliant illustrations depict accurate natural history. . . . Young children will discover where 13 familiar animal species sleep. Extra information in the back of the book extends the story and encourages interactions with the illustrations. A must on your bedtime story list! —Helen Fey Fischel, associate director of education, Delaware Nature Society

"A perfect read-aloud book for parents to share with little ones just before bedtime. Gentle illustrations in cool, soothing colors show different animals sleeping snugly in their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges." —Midwest Book Review

Author Biography

Lynda Graham-Barber is the author of 10 nonfiction picture books for children—including Spy Hops and Belly Flops and Toad or Frog? Swamp or Bog?—and a series of holiday books that includes Christmas, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. She lives in Newport Center, Vermont. Nancy Carol Willis is the author and illustrator of Raccoon Moon, Red Knot: A Shorebird's Incredible Journey, and The Robins in Your Backyard. She lives in Middletown, Delaware.