Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart

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When snow falls, we love to sled and skate and have snowball fights. But at the end of the day, we go home where it is warm and safe. What about all those animals out there in the forests and fields? What do they do when snow blankets the ground?

Journey from your neighborhood to the woods, where ladybugs crowd together in a gap in the stone wall and a chipmunk snoozes in his burrow.

Take a side trip to the pond, where a carp rests quietly on the bottom and a green frog nestles in the mud, scarcely breathing.

And then as winter passes and the sun’s rays grow stronger, join all the animals as they get ready for spring.

Award-winning science writer Melissa Stewart offers a lyrical tour of a variety of habitats, providing young readers with vivid glimpses of animals as they live out the winter beneath the snow and ice. Constance R. Bergum’s glowing watercolors perfectly capture the wonder and magic that can happen under the snow.


About Melissa Stewart

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MELISSA STEWART earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts. Visit Melissa Stewart's website at: www.melissa-stewart.com Bergum has been a designer and illustrator of children's books for the past 17 years.
Published September 1, 2009 by Peachtree Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A snow-covered countryside may look barren of life, but Stewart’s quiet text takes readers under the blanket of white to “a hidden world” where ladybugs sleep en masse and voles tunnel from tree to tree, where a wood frog freezes safely solid and bluegills and waterboatmen share frigid waters, wh...

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