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The Big Snuggle-Up

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A snowy day is the perfect time to get cozy and snuggle up around the fire. And even if you have lots of friends who need a warm place to stay, there's always room for one more. And one more. And one more.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Kane/Miller Book Publishers
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Barbara
Nov 28, 2011 rated it liked it
In this cumulative tale, a boy wants to share the warmth of his home with others, and he invites first a scarecrow with a mouse in its sleeve, and then a butterfly, a robin, and others to join him. As these unlikely friends gather together by the fire, they wait out the fierce winter storm that is raging outside. The story is sweetly sentimental, and reminds readers that even the most different species can get along. The illustrations are rendered in soft colors and show the animals' personaliti ...more
The Library Lady
Jan 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Looked at the lovely realistic art, came to the cat--which looks SO much like my own tabby girl--looked at the cover again and realized the art came from the talented Nicola Bayley!
That said, this story is slight as can be--just a collection of animals coming into a warm house from the snow--and the poetry is adequate and not much more. Still,the art will delight children--especially love the cat with a butterfly perched on her tail.
Erin
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
A scarecrow is invited to come into a house on a cold, snowy night. He asks if he can bring in the mouse who lives in his sleeve. Then another animal asks to come in and another and another and another. Then they all snuggle up together.

The repetition of the animal names is great for preschool storytimes.
Hereabouts Honey
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-shelf
A perfect book for small children. It teaches love, warmth, understanding and consideration for others with animals. The illustrations are wonderful. This book made my heart smile. I really liked it.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
It’s a cold, snowy day. All the animals want to snuggle up at Scarecrow’s house.

“A butterfly said, ‘Is it far too late
For me to come in and hibernate?’

Into the hosue and out of the snow
Came a butterfly, a mouse, and an old scarecrow.”

A perfect tale for a cold winter’s night.
Kari
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cute. The pictures are absolutely gorgeous.
Dana
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids
Cute, maybe need to try again around the fall or winter-time. No one really fell in love with it before it had to be returned to the library.
Elizabeth
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
A sweet, cumulative, and colorful story about creatures joining scarecrow and mouse by coming inside from out of the cold.
Rani
May 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pb-fiction
This book has great potential in the classroom. It is great for kids who talk about needing friends and for family to talk about belonging.
Mary Lee
Nov 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: ncbla11, picture-book
A sweet cumulative tale.
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