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Kitten's Winter (Kitten)

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  78 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
Winter comes to Kitten's world, and the little calico leaves her cozy home for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Kitten learns that even on a frosty day, animal life flourishes: a squirrel forages, an otter goes fishing and a woodpecker taps the side of a bare-limbed tree. At the same time, readers discover that for many animals, winter is a time of rest. Softly, ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Kids Can Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Vivian
Jan 15, 2015 Vivian rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
It's fun to play "I SPY" with picture books. As a library pre-school story time performer I began engaging the children with this little book beginning with the landscape illustration opposite the title page. For instance, "I spy a nest, do you see it?", or "I spy something we can pull up a snowy hill and then slide down on. Do you see it? What is it?"

Turning the page, I invited the children to spy kitten's forest friends. On the first page there's a chikadee, a cardinal, and a squirrel. The tex
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Christine Turner
Winter comes to Kitten's world, and the little calico leaves her cozy home for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Kitten learns that even on a frosty day, animal life flourishes: a squirrel forages, an otter goes fishing and a woodpecker taps the side of a bare-limbed tree. At the same time, readers discover that for many animals, winter is a time of rest. Softly, Kitten treads past a burrowing turtle, a napping beaver and a hibernating bear. Told in rhyming couplets, Kitten's Winter is ...more
June
Mar 25, 2014 June rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: animal and winter requests
Even though she selected it the animals really didn't hold her attention. Maybe 2 and a half, it was our third book... I figured it was time to move on to a flannel board.
Polly
Feb 03, 2014 Polly rated it it was ok
People always like the pictures at storytime, but there's not much to the text and kids mostly don't find it very interesting.
Agt
Mar 12, 2014 Agt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great textures shown in the illustrations. Had fun finding the kitten in each picture.
Whitney
Jul 08, 2014 Whitney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-toddler
Love the "illustrations" (clay pictures)!
Meg
Dec 28, 2012 Meg rated it liked it
Shelves: children, cats
The only reason I can't give this book five stars is because, for me, the text falls short. It's more of a simple rhyming book (baby to age 2) than a story/narrative of any kind.

HOWEVER: the illustrations are absolutely beautiful. Eugenie Fernandes crafts charming and beautiful scenes that both children and adults will enjoy. "The artwork in this book was rendered in self-hardening clay, acrylic paint, and mixed-media collage." I'd love to frame the varied textures and clay animals in a children
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Patricia
Jan 09, 2016 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Amazing pictures
Bree
Jan 31, 2014 Bree rated it it was ok
Shelves: toddler-books
Notes:
not about a kitten but rather other winter animals
the kitten shows up again at the end
Missy Kirtley
The illustrations in this book (like in the other we read, Kitten's Summer) were beautiful. Very beautiful. But the words just didn't hold up as well. I wasn't all that impressed with the rhymes or the "story"... Even though my daughter figured out what the last word was, it really isn't worth spending too much time on. I'm glad we read it, and we may revisit it later if my daughter wants to, but for now it's going back to the library.
Jenn C
The short text of Kitten's Winter is perfect for 0-2's, while the illustrations (and the different kinds of animals) would be great for pre-school (3/4) age. The illustrations were lovely, and you could make a game out of finding where Kitten was hiding!

Books & Bounces/Fun for Ones - January/February session 2015
Alice
Jan 13, 2014 Alice rated it really liked it
This is a very simple book. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that the pictures are absolutely wonderful! I want to read the rest in the series!!
Phair
Dec 24, 2011 Phair rated it really liked it
Very few words to this but the illustrations more than make up for it. Gorgeous mixed-media collages with detailed & realistic plastic clay sculptures of myriad wild creatures. Loved the use of natural materials as well. Favorite picture: the curious kitten splayed out on the slippery ice of the pond- too cute
carissa
Winter comes to Kitten's world, and the little calico leaves her cozy home for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Kitten learns that even on a frosty day, animal life flourishes: a squirrel forages, an otter goes fishing and a woodpecker taps the side of a bare-limbed tree.
Denise
Nov 26, 2011 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Kitten returns and it's cold and snowy outside! Kitten's adventure through the wooded area around the house gives readers a glimpse of what some animals do during the winter. Following the same format as Kitten's Autumn and Kitten's Spring, this too is a great book to use with toddlers.
Dustie
Aug 31, 2012 Dustie rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
pb7:I felt this book used good rhyming skills, and showed great examples of how many animals react during the winter. I feel that young kids can relate themselves to this adorable little kitten.
Whitney
Oct 15, 2013 Whitney rated it really liked it
A good introduction to animals, verbs, and vocabulary, with cute pictures and a cozy ending. Parents, expect to read this one repeatedly to your kids.
David
Apr 08, 2013 David rated it liked it
Very few words, but good for teaching action words and animals. The rhyme is simple, but it is short enough that it isn't annoying. I like it.
Vicki
Jan 10, 2013 Vicki rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, tiny-tots
What do animals do in the winter? This book shares great illustrations of different animals in the winter. Short sentences and words.
Beverly
Sep 05, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebooks, cats
Fernandes' signature clay and paint illustrations look so 3-dimensional, you almost think you can pick them up off the pages.
Sarah Sammis
Feb 21, 2012 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it
Recommended to Sarah by: my daughter
The calico kitten explores the winter landscape and sees what different animals do. Then she goes home for a warm snuggle.
Laura
Nov 19, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
Text is really simple rhymes but the illustrations are a really cool 3-D collage style.
Ruth
Nov 05, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
Simple text. Busy pictures showing action.
Stephanie Cox
Jul 26, 2012 Stephanie Cox rated it liked it
Illustrations are adorable
Edward Sullivan
Sep 06, 2011 Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Simply delightful!
Laurie
Laurie rated it liked it
May 18, 2016
Kadyn
Kadyn rated it it was ok
May 17, 2016
Michelle
Michelle rated it it was ok
May 17, 2016
Maria
Maria added it
Mar 16, 2016
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