We’re finishing up our winter unit featuring snow books and crafts this week. I really wasn’t too thrilled with my book selections last week, but this week I’m quite happy with the ones I chose! Here they are:
Snow by Cynthia Rylant is beautifully written and illustrated. Seriously, it reads like poetry, but the language is plain enough to appeal to kids.
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett is a retelling of the classic tale of Goldilocks and the three bears, set in the great white North. Brett is an amazing storyteller and illustrator, which is why our third book this week is another of hers!
The Mitten, also by Jan Brett, is another lovely tale featuring animals and snow. I may have to do an author study on her in the future, she has so many incredible children’s books on the market!
Next week we’ll start two weeks of Valentine’s Day books and crafts, and after that I’m thinking of doing a unit on fairy tales – Cynthia Rylant has rewritten several that I’ve discovered lately, including Snow White and Hansel & Gretel, and if they’re anything like Snow we’re sure to love them!