Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre

Published by Beach Lane Books 

Summary:  “A freeze. A breeze. A cloud. It snows.”  So begins this photo essay on snow, a follow-up to last year’s Raindrops Roll by Sayre.  Each page has a large photo or two of snowflakes in action, covering trees, animals, and the ground.  The sun comes out, the snow softens, and the ice begins to melt.  But before long, the snow begins again.  The final two pages give quite a bit of additional information on snow, along with a short list of books you can read to learn more.  40 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  A visually stunning science book which can be enjoyed by all ages.  Not only does it provide excellent information and beautiful photographs, but the writing would be a good mentor text on using strong verbs.

Cons:  Stopping after the thaw would have provided a happier ending.


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