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It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems

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It's winter!

The trees are bare, the days are short, and the first sparkling snowflakes are falling from the sky.

Master of rhyme Jack Prelutsky creates a flurry of winter verse, just right for ushering in the season of ice and snow. Lively, warmth-filled illustrations by Yossi Abolafia enhance these sixteen delightful poems.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by HarperCollins (first published 1984)
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Josiah
Mar 01, 2016 Josiah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's no secret that illustrations influence the tone and quality of a book. When It's Snowing! It's Snowing! came out in 1984, it featured black-and-white drawings by Jeanne Titherington, but upon its 2006 republication, all-new illustrations by Yossi Abolafia were swapped in, and the two artists' styles are dramatically different. Jack Prelutsky worked with Marilyn Hafner in It's Valentine's Day, It's Halloween, It's Thanksgiving, and It's Christmas, and Yossi Abolafia's style is much closer t ...more
Josiah
Mar 01, 2016 Josiah rated it liked it
It's no secret that illustrations influence the tone and quality of a book. When It's Snowing! It's Snowing! came out in 1984, it featured black-and-white drawings by Jeanne Titherington, but upon its 2006 republication, all-new illustrations by Yossi Abolafia were swapped in, and the two artists' styles are dramatically different. Jack Prelutsky worked with Marilyn Hafner in It's Valentine's Day, It's Halloween, It's Thanksgiving, and It's Christmas, and Yossi Abolafia's style is much closer t ...more
Luann
Jan 08, 2010 Luann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's no wonder that Jack Prelutsky was the first Children's Poet Laureate! This collection has some particularly nice poems about snow and winter. Probably my favorite is also the shortest one in the book:

A snowflake fell into my hand,
a tiny, fragile gem,
a frosty crystal flowerlet
with petals, but no stem.

I wondered at the beauty
of its intricate design,
I breathed, the snowflake vanished,
but for moments, it was mine.

I also really liked "I am Freezing!" "My Mother's Got Me Bundled Up," and "When Sn
...more
Kaitlyn Petkowski
Mar 16, 2016 Kaitlyn Petkowski rated it really liked it
This book is a set of poems about the progression of winter. Each poem focus on another part of winter, ranging from winter beginning and leaves leaving the trees to winter ending and the snowman melting.

I enjoyed how each poem was a different piece of winter that the narrator experienced. I also liked the progression it showed. The book begin with winter just beginning. Then it reached the middle of winter where the mother is bundling up the child before he goes outside. Finally ending with win
...more
Carrie
Dec 02, 2015 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reader, poetry
Jack Prelutsky did a wonderful job with these poems! Each poem was tasteful and relates to the winter, and the illustrations complimented the poems very nicely. My personal favorite poem of them all was probably "I Am Freezing!". Prelutsky wrote these poems so that the children are able to understand with his choice of words, and he's able to paint sensations through his descriptive dictions. It was also and easy reader book because of the big letter prints. I would absolutely recommend this boo ...more
Souaad Asar
Apr 01, 2012 Souaad Asar rated it it was amazing
it’s snowing by Jack Prelutsky. The poem covers signs of winter, winter activities, and a child's necessary adaptations to survive the cold. I have lots of memory about this book. On winter 07 my sister was visiting me with her three years old son and one time during the snow time my nephew asked who spilled milk everywhere. He did not believe it was snow until I took him outside and put him on the snow. He was so cute I just cannot forget his littlie face when he said wow it is not milk it is s ...more
Lauren Derosa
I enjoyed this book because it is all about winter time and the different highs and lows it brings. I thought that the pictures really added to the text in the book because they brought the words from the text to life. They made this book fun to read and I think that they would capture a child's attention and draw them into the book. I also noticed that at the beginning of some of the paragraph's there was repetition, where each of the beginning sentences would start with the same words like "My ...more
Christie Lee
Feb 20, 2015 Christie Lee rated it really liked it
Great book of poetry about winter and snow. This is a great book to read for a quiet story time, to introduce a unit on winter or snow. The sing song voice of the poetry is soothing and the illustrations are great. This book reminds me a little bit of Shel Silverstein's poetry, which I also love. It would definitely keep the students' attention.
Tina
Oct 19, 2014 Tina rated it really liked it
Reading Level: Primary
Genre: Poetry
Review: This is a collection of poetry by Jack Prelutsky, all addressing the topic of winter. The book is designed as an easy reader, with large text. I think this book would be a great choice for kids who are practicing their early reading skills, especially due to the rhymes and playful rhythm.
Ashleigh Smithers
This book was very cute. I thought it was going to be a very childish book but it was a cute book to read during winter. I loved all the different poems. All these different poems are very relatable. The pictures in this book were so cute and happy. These poems are very easy for children to read. I like how all the pictures and words are arranged on page. I found this book to be a good book and was a very easy read. I do not think that it would be hard for children to read. I believe this book w ...more
K.C.
Jul 16, 2012 K.C. rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Prelutsky, Jack. (2006). It's snowing! It's snowing!: Winter poems. New York: Harper Collins.

Category: poetry, beginning reader

This collection of 17 short poems about winter is a joy for kids of all ages! Easy enough for confident new readers (#3-reading alone, I Can Read Book), but clever enough to be enjoyed by older students as well. They cover such topics as the last leaf of autumn, December short days, fun days playing in the snow, snowfalls that lead to school closings, big winter shadows,
...more
Naomi
Apr 05, 2015 Naomi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gotta say that it is books like this that are the reason I am not a fan of poetry (particularly for kids). Found the poems dry and boring (for the most part-hence the 2 stars).
Shelby Royalty
I really enjoyed this book. It features several short poems about various aspects of winter, including the highs and the lows. I could see using this as a read aloud in class.
Janet Squires
Prelutsky offers young readers poems that celebrate the season. Active and sometimes downright silly rhymes look at winter from a child's perspective.
Renee
Sep 24, 2010 Renee rated it really liked it
“It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing!” Is a perfect book to read on the first day of a real heavy snow. Children delight in the snow and this could be read right before recess to enliven the imaginations before play time. Many different winter crafts could be done after reading this book of story like poetry. Jack Prelutsky’s writing enables a person to really see and feel and fondly remember all that winter brings. The illustrations done by Jeanne Titherington are fantastically realistic, done in black ...more
Elanor
Feb 24, 2015 Elanor added it
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Egita Gabaliņa
I would use this book as a read aloud book in my classroom, because the poems are short, interesting, easy to read, and present a wide variety of moods and reactions to snow. I would read one aloud that expresses my own feelings about snow and let the kids choose others. I will make sure I give even able readers time to practice their selection before reading aloud to others. They will try buddy reading or choral reading a few.
Monica Johnson
Apr 11, 2012 Monica Johnson rated it it was amazing
Poem book written for ages nursey (N) to primary (P). Great illustrations and easy to read poems. Fun reading for young readers will guarantee a very special reading experience! I give them all five stars!
Sms
Dec 26, 2013 Sms rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-for-kids
Great seasonal poems to read out loud to kids. There is a variety of topics, patterns and narration.
Heather
Nov 15, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
33 months - most of the poems in this collection are great, perfect for kids, very descriptive and visual. The type of thing that turns kids on rather than off to poetry.
Leanne
Dec 15, 2011 Leanne rated it liked it
My daughter loves looking at the pictures in this book. The rhymes are charming.
Leonard
Jul 20, 2013 Leonard rated it really liked it
Cooling poems for a hot summer.
Tammy
Jan 17, 2012 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed the poems a lot!
Audrey
Mar 19, 2009 Audrey marked it as to-read
Unit on weather
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Jack Prelutsky is an American poet. He attended New York public schools, and later the High School of Music and Art and Hunter College. Prelutsky, who has also worked as a busboy, furniture mover, folk singer, and cab driver, claims that he hated poetry in grade school because of the way it was taught. He is the author of more than 30 poetry collections including Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your ...more
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“There's a leaf clinging fast to
a branch,
though withered, it somehow
holds on,
and a single bird singing its song,
though all of its kindred have gone.

And as long as that little leaf stays,
and as long as that stubborn
bird sings,
then autumn remains in the world,
and winter must wait in the wings.”
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“A snowflake fell into my hand,
a tiny, fragile gem,
a frosty crystal flowerlet
with petals, but no stem.

I wondered at the beauty
of its intricate design,
I breathed, the snowflake vanished,
but for moments, it was mine.”
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