Wonderful Winter

 

An Amazon Editor’s Pick:
Best Books of the Month: Nonfiction for Kids
(November, 2016)

 

Kirkus Reviews
Photos get readers up-close and personal with the sights of winter…stunningphotographs…Readers will be doing a snow dance and waiting for winter all the more.

 

Booklist
Appealing illustrations and clearly presented information…

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About the Book

 

A CORRECTION: On pages 14–15, that big, beautiful animal seeing its breath in the cold is a bison, not a buffalo.

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Leah Berger, an eagle-eyed librarian from Ohio, spotted the error right away and took the time to let me know. You can find out more about the differences here, but the short version is this: look at those horns. Bison have smaller, cow-like horns, while buffalo have big, sweeping horns, like this:

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So, I’d like to give a big shout out to librarians—and other readers—who watch out for blunders, big or small (and they don’t get much bigger than a bison, haha.)

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So anyway, while writing Wonderful Winter, I spent a lot of time making six-sided snowflakes. The most obvious way to fold a square will usually get you a snowflake with eight sides. Since real snowflakes have six, I really wanted to find a way to help readers make their own six-sided beauties. It seems a little tricky at first, but it’s not hard at all once you get the hang of it.

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Both me and my dog, Jasper, love the winter. I’m one of those people who never seem to feel the cold, even when it’s way below zero. Jasper’s the same way. No matter how cold it is outside, he’s always ready to take a walk.

 

Here’s a pic of Jasper playing in our patio with one of his good pals, Tinta. Taking pics of dogs playing can be tricky—you know they’re having a great time, but in photos, it looks like they’re trying to kill each other. But I promise, they’re both having tons of fun in the snow.

 

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