Where Fish Go in Winter by Amy Goldman Koss
And Other Great Mysteries (Easy-to-Read, Dial)

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Why does popcorn pop?
How do cats purr?
Do islands float?
What do clouds feel like?

These are a few of the questions about the natural world that are asked and cleverly answered in this easy-to-read book. Written in rhyming poems that manage to be funny as well as informative, and illustrated with friendly, accessible illustrations, Where Fish Go in Winter makes learning fun.

About Amy Goldman Koss

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Amy Goldman Koss is a children's writer who attended Lansing Community College and Wayne State University but did not finish her degree. As an adult, she lived in several places such as - Lansing, Boston, Stuart, Florida - working odd jobs and taking random college classes. She soon started submitting her drawings and writings to newspapers and literary magazines. When her first picture book got published, she was totally hooked and spent the next few years writing and illustrating picture books in verse. After having her children she started writing novels and has been doing it ever since. Her titles include Gossip Times Three, How I Saved Hanukkah, and Smoke Screen. She belongs to several writing societies such as Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Children's Author's Network and Friend's of Children and Literature Authors Guild. From her studio window or nearby her home nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains of West Virginia, Laura Bryant saw deer, fox, ducks, bats, possum, squirrels, skunks, and even a bear - all while she was illustrating this book! Laura is an award-winning children's book illustrator who loves to celebrate visually the beauty and intimacy of nature. Her hope is that children see their connection to the natural world as well as the love and warmth of their own parent.
Published September 16, 2002 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Westerns, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Computers & Technology. Fiction

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The title poem explains that fish are still there under the ice in winter, with slower swimming, breathing, and heart rates, “And except for occasional / Lake bottom treats, / The whole winter long / The fish hardly eats.” Other poems explain why popcorn pops, how birds fly, how cats purr, why le...

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