"Stewart takes readers on an informative journey, describing how snakes, voles, spotted salamanders, carp, beavers, and red-spotted newts, among other animals, "spend their days" during the winter months. Fascinating facts-a wood frog can freeze solid on the forest floor and survive-make the spare text intriguing and fun. Beautiful paintings in muted watercolors convey the creatures in their habitats and the quiet of the season. This pleasing addition is a great read-aloud for units on winter and animal habitats." (School Library Journal review)
This is one of the ten titles nominated for the 2010 Ladybug Picture Book Award.