Saturday, October 15, 2011

It's Snowing! by Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons is back!! This time she is tackling the cold, blustery, white world of WINTER! Written in her usual style, Gibbons looks at the many scientific parts of winter as well as some of the fun! Gibbons explains the water cycle which contributes to the snowfall in easy to understand terms for the youngest readers. She goes on to explain what goes into the "making" of a snowflake and where snow is most common. My favorite part was the 2 page spread where she shows area around the world that has snow, including Chile's volcano Villarica and Mount Kilimanjaro, which is within sight of the equator. A great nonfiction book for young kids. I plan to use this as intro to nonfiction for my younger grades!

Text: 5 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 4 Buckeye leaves

To see an interview with Gail Gibbons click HERE!

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