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Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Published by Chronicle Books
Pages: 44
Buy It: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository
Publishers Summmary:

Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow. Discover the wonder and activity that lies beneath winter’s snowy landscape in this magical book.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “Did you know that there are tons and tons of animals that live under the snow? It’s so super cool! I only wish we lived near the snow so that I could look for all the holes and trails that go to the underground animals. I’d be like the super sneaky fox who listens and finds all of the other animal’s secret hiding places. It would also be fun to go snowboarding with my dad. He always talks about how much fun it is!

“You know what was even more fun about Over and Under the Snow? At the end of the book there are even more books to read! Yep! As soon as my mom started reading off the list of other books I told her we had to get more of them and I’m hoping that I’ll get some from Santa too. This is really a fun book if you love learning about really neat animals and love the snow, and I do! I think I’ll go ask my mom to read it again!”

Mom’s Two Cents: Snowy banks filled with hidden life hide within the pages of Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. As a young girl and her father ski across the fields of packed snow she discovers that there’s more to the winter than simple white wintry landscapes. From bears to mice to bullfrogs the number of animals hiding beneath the surface are almost too many to count. Follow along on this young girl’s journey into a magically real world hiding just under your feet.

Over and Under the Snow has been a delightful story to share with not only the Turkeybird, but Littlebug as well. They both love discover the animals hidden beneath the layers of snow and then flipping to the back of the book to learn more about them in the animal guide listing. For the Turkeybird it’s definitely all about the learning aspect of it. He’s in a stage where he wants to soak up every little bit of knowledge he can about things and adding the magic of the snow made it even that much more interesting for him. As for Littlebug she just loves the fun of finding all the animals hidden in the snow. Now, if only we lived near the snow again!

Kate Messner clearly is an author who loves nature and sharing that love through brilliantly written books for children of all ages. In Over and Under the Snow Messner brings to life the hidden world resting just beneath our feet during the snowy wintry months. Begin sharing and teaching about these fantastic creatures at an early age by introducing the magical journey of a little girl and her father. Our family has loved discovering our “favorite” animals at winter time and thanks to Messner’s additional reading sources that are listed in the back of the book our discoveries will continue happening. Over and Under the Snow is an excellent addition to any young reader’s library and one that will be loved by the entire family!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 3 to 9. Snowy goodness. Perfect for little readers who love a little bit of non-fiction learning mixed with a great story.

Over and Under the Snow

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4 Responses to Book Review: Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner

  1. You know, Turkeybird, I’m not sure if my dog Tip would rather live somewhere with snow or not. It would be fun to dig in, but it looks difficult to run in!

  2. Sounds way cool 🙂 Great review.

  3. Laurie says:

    Great review. We will have to give this one a look! We also read a book about animals under the snow (way back at the beginning of the challenge) called “Under the Snow” (apt title!) by Melissa Stewart. It might fun to compare. Speaking of snow- I love yours!

  4. Adrian says:

    This book good for my little sister..I think shes very happy if Im going to give this to her..

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