The Snowy Day is a 4 star book for me, though not particularly memorable from my childhood, even though it was introduced to my 4th grade class by onThe Snowy Day is a 4 star book for me, though not particularly memorable from my childhood, even though it was introduced to my 4th grade class by one of our school librarians when it was a brand new book. As an adult I think I more fully appreciate it. I was very eager to read this book, a book about its creator.
I’m so delighted that this will be the last book I finish in 2016. It’s so apropos for what’s going on in current events. I guess that’s always been true, but I found it especially touching right now.
Stellar job! I found everything about this book impressive and spectacular: the biographical information, the art, the poem (just bits at times didn’t work that well for me, but overall it was excellent,) the materials included at the end, everything! I learned a lot and had my memory refreshed for some things. It does great justice to Ezra’s story and to Peter’s story too.
I was deeply emotionally moved by the artist’s story and by what he did with his career and his life. We desperately needed the Snowy Day book in 1962. Today we need books like this. Even though this is a children’s picture book (best suited to middle grade readers) I highly recommend it to every reader. ...more
I’m not wild about most insects and I wasn’t feeling particularly interested in beetles, but I’ve enjoyed other books in this series so much I want to read them all. And actually this probably was my least favorite book in the series so far. (I’m fairly sure that I’ll enjoy the Nest book better than I did this one.) I did learn a lot though and the art and amount of information provided is impressive.
Preschoolers and beginning elementary school students can probably enjoy the illustrations and the simple poem and captions, as a read aloud, although the vocabulary used is advanced. Older elementary school students can also enjoy the the much more detailed text information given on most pages of the book.
This book could be great for all genders, approximately ages 5-12, particularly for kids who are fascinated with insects or with nature in general. ...more
This one was a 5 star book for me. It follows the format of the other books. There are gorgeous pictures that can be enjoyed by all ages. There is a poem that runs the length of the book, and while there is advanced vocabulary I think it can be enjoyed by preschoolers. Then throughout the book there is information heavy text, for independent readers or reading aloud to 5-11 years old, and all the way up for all ages.
I’d expected this book to be about birds, but it’s about all sorts of animals that have nests or use nests, including, honeybees, fox squirrels, the cactus wren, the ruby-throated hummingbird, the American alligator, the elf owl, the African gray tree frog, the orangutan, the American flamingo, the army ant, the bluejay, the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, and several others.
I learned a lot. In fact, I knew little of the detailed information presented.
This is a gift worthy book, as are all the books in this series. The pictures are glorious and the information is interesting for anyone who is fascinated by nature. The illustrations and the text portions stand on their own and can both be enjoyed separately, but together they’re magic. They’re really special.
I’m hoping that there will be more books in this series. There is practically unlimited subject matter for future books, and I’m eager to read any and all that might be illustrated and written. What a talented illustrator and author team!!!...more