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Best in snow
Sayre, April Pulley, author.
First edition.
Physical Description:
1 vol. (unpaged) ; 29 cm
"A photographic non-fiction picture book about the wonder of snowfall and the winter water cycle"--Provided by publisher.
Reading Level:

K to Grade 3.


Call Number
Material Type
Angelica Free Library 1 E S Juvenile Fiction Book
Bath - Dormann Library 1 E S Juvenile Fiction Book
Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 E S Juvenile Fiction Book
Cuba Circulating Library Association 1 E SCIENCE (SEASONS & WEATHER) S Juvenile Fiction Book
Elmira - Steele Memorial Library 1 E S Juvenile Fiction Book
Hornell Public Library 1 E SAY Juvenile Fiction Book
Horseheads Free Library 1 E S Juvenile Fiction Book
Howard Public Library 1 PIC SAY Juvenile Fiction Book
Wellsville - David A. Howe Public Library 1 E S Juvenile Fiction Book
Whitesville Public Library 1 E S New Juvenile Fiction

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Discover the wonderful world of snow with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll !

With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals' fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* A companion volume to Raindrops Roll (2015), this exceptionally handsome picture book offers a close-up look at snow. Crisp, concise phrases point out what happens before, during, and after a snowstorm, leading children from one idea to the next (freeze, cloud, snow, wind, sun, drips, slush) and ending with a sentence that echoes the beginning phrases. In the middle section, accompanying four large photos on two double-page spreads, these words relate to sunlight after a snowfall: Air warms. / Snow softens. / It drip, / drip, / drips. / Snowmelt / forms / icicle / tips. Elements of the text are sometimes slanted, curved, or arranged in ways that underscore their meanings. While the lyrical narrative alone could be read in a minute, the variety, intricacy, and beauty of the photos give viewers many reasons to pause and look closely at each striking image. Sayre has a well-deserved reputation for exceptional nature photography and dependable science writing for young children. The appended Secrets of Snow section presents additional information related to observations made within the book. Combining eye-catching photos and a spare, poetic text, Sayre's latest informational picture book is uncommonly rewarding for one-on-one sharing and highly recommended for preschool and primary-grade units on snow.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Sayre follows Raindrops Roll with an attention-grabbing tribute to snow, pairing striking photographs with snowflake-delicate verse. Squirrels, deer, and other animals make cameos ("A freeze. A breeze./ A cloud. It snows./ Snowflakes land/ on a squirrel's nose"), but it's Sayre's images of feathery ice crystals, pine needles caked in dripping icicles, and riverscapes blanketed in white that capture the essence of winter's magic. An enlightening closing spread addresses a range of topics about snow (such as why snowflakes sometimes "plaster one side of a tree branch but leave the other side bare"), offering some scientific heft to balance the artistry and poetry of the preceding pages. Ages 3-8. Agent: Emily Mitchell, Wernick & Pratt. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Gorgeous photographs complement evocative and economic verse in this poetic exploration of the winter water cycle. Alliterative language flows and pulses in a rhyming progression: "Air warms./Snow softens./It drip, drip, drips./Snowmelt/forms/icicle tips." A perfect storytime or one-on-one selection; readers of all ages will want to snuggle up and settle in to appreciate this gem. © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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