Ladybug Nominee Profile

Author Melissa Stewart and illustrator Constance R. Bergum show us who'se hiding from winter's cold all around us. There are activities and storytime guides on the author's website. This book was published by Peachtree Publishers.

"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.

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