Have you had a snowy day yet?
We had a bit of an unexpected snowy day here last week. What I thought was going to be flurries, ended in a pretty steady snow for most of the day. It was beautiful coming down, but not much stuck. During snack we read two snowy books and made coffee filter snowflakes to add to the excitement.
Ten Ways to Hear Snow, by Cathy Camper & Kenard Pak, tells the story of a Lebanese girl who heads out in the snow to visit her grandmother so they can cook grape leaves together. From snow shovels scraping the sidewalk, to the thwack of a snowball, Lina hears sounds she associates with a snowy day in her neighboorhood along the way. Her grandmother adds a few to her sound list once they sit down to enjoy the food they cooked together. This would be a perfect book to read before heading out into the snow with your kids.
Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi and translated by Yuki Kaneko tells the fantastical story of two sisters who head off to the woods after a snowfall, where they have a magical adventure. This series is so fun, with just the right amount of magic to enjoy with youngsters. The soft, bright illustrations are interesting to look at; we see something new every time we read this book.
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