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Summary: This books starts with "I know its winter when..." and continues through all the things that symbolize the winter season. This board book introduces the season of winter.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 5; read yourself: 5 to 7
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Age of Child: Read with children ages 2 and 4.
Young Reader Reaction: My kids picked out this book from our pile. My two year old enjoyed the pictures. My four year old, who is learning about the seasons, loved it and enjoyed pointing out the things she has noticed or is looking forward to this winter.
Adult Reader Reaction: I enjoyed this book. It is well written and illustrated. I was not surprised that they enjoyed this book.
Pros: Fun pictures add to the learning value of this board book.
Cons: This isn't the most exciting book if your kids are not interested in seasons, or you want a story.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. Most children would be happy to read this book several times, but I think it could be checked out of the library. This book would be perfect in a preschool, Kindergarten, or first grade classroom library.
Educational Themes: With preschoolers and first graders, ask kids what they know about then share the book to see how many things they knew. Use the illustrations to point out things that are unique to winter.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book series, seasons, weather
Date(s) Reviewed: October 2015
Other Reviews: See Critics Reviews at barnesandnoble.com; and reader feedback at amazon.com.