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Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  36 reviews
There is more than one way for animals to prepare for winter. Some, such as mice, foxes, and moose, simply tolerate the cold. Of course black bears hibernate, but chipmunks, wood frogs, and garter snakes do too. And then there are the creatures that migrate, including hummingbirds, blue whales, and even earthworms! This rhyming nonfiction picture book by Laura Purdie Salas ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Millbrook Press (Tm)
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Literary Soirée
What a charming book written by a Minnesotan who knows winter, with the most colorful and engaging illustrations! It had me at the fox on the cover, then won me completely with the rhyming story about how creatures get ready for winter.

Some like lumbering bears hibernate, others such as the sly fox endure the chill while still others including fluttery hummingbirds leave for warmer climes.

Includes a glossary of terms, with more detail
Steff Pasciuti
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Ah, okay, Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Claudine Gévry was so friggin cute. And yes, I primarily requested this book because of the fox on the cover. But the fact remains that this was an adorable and wonderful depiction of how animals survive the winter. The book brilliantly goes through animals from the mouse to the bear to teach readers about each animal's different approach to surviving the cold of this season's months.

I found it th
Olga Barnes
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint! From the wonderful illustrations to a variety of text features, it would be a fantastic addition to a classroom or home library! I truly enjoyed the fact that this books combines the fun to read verse with the snippet of factual information about the animal on every page. The additional information in the back of the book is a great bonus too if your child is ready for some extended facts! One more thing worth mentioning is that you find your "typical" animals that ...more
Raymond Library
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute book that gives insight into how different animals are preparing for winter. Some familiar animals preparing for winter, but also some animals that you don't normally think about preparing for winter.
A fabulous book with big, bold, and beautiful illustrations that showcase how various animals get ready for winter. For each animal, there is a "verse," and then information about that specific animal and what they do during the winter months.

At the end of the book, the author has provided information about three survival strategies: Migrate, Hibernate, and Tolerate, as well as Variations of these. On the next couple of pages are who (animals) fall into these categories and why.

At the end of th
Susan Underbrink
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A big thank you to NetGalley and Lerner Publishing Group for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's nonfiction book about how animals get ready for winter. It is a beautifully illustrated book. Gorgeous. It rhymes and this makes it a fun book for little ones. Good information at the end for more details. A fun, interesting book, good for finding and making things. Great fun! I think most children would enjoy. 5 stars
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: j-non-fic
I like that this one works as a read aloud story up front, but also has a lot of good information for older kids behind the rhyming story!
Animals and how they get ready for the changing seasons.
Michele Knott
Animals in winter
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet book of poetry about joys to be found in nature. Read an interview with the author at . ...more
I'm happy to highlight Laura Purdie Salas' new rhyming poetry book, thanks to Laura, NetGalley and Lerner Publishing Group for the ARC. It comes out officially in early September, will be a great start for students to begin learning about animal preparation for winter. Yes, they will begin in September. Autumn arrives on September 23rd in North America.
Laura's clear and brief poems show her expertise in relaying pertinent and interesting information for young readers. She's divided winter prepa
Ren HappilyBuriedInBooks
Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle by Laura Purdie Salas is an informative and interesting book. Several different animals, illustrated beautifully by Claudine Gévry, are shown in their various habitats anticipating the winter season. The lyrical rhyming nature of the text is ideal for younger children or for reading aloud. Scattered among the wonderful and colorful spreads are short tidbits about the animal featured on that page.

However, the end matter is quite dense and doesn’t lend itself well to the
Alicia Bayer
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent picture book that teaches children how animals survive the winter. It goes far past the usual hibernation and migration summaries to show specifically how all different animals survive, from ruby-throated hummingbirds (Dive into snapdragons. Double your size! Dine on delectable tropical flies) to moose (Grow a new coat that's cozy and warm. Stay toasty no matter how brutal the storm). Tiny text by each animal gives more information, such as that the moose grows special hollo ...more
Sandy Brehl
Addressing a central, scientific question led to this lively, colorful, language-rich, and information-accessible picture book that works well from the very youngest to established readers in upper grades.
The question: where are all the critters, and signs of them? Critters that we KNOW are in a habitat but we do not see evidence of their presence?
Whether that is a seasonal question or a result of visual barriers (snow, ice, water surface, etc.) the author simmers the science down to three liv
Ali Book&Seaglasshunter
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pb-read-2020
I can’t help but love the adorable illustrations throughout this book! Nice use of color and details, and I just love the soft quality to illustrations like these. The informational text is great as well. Each spread features a different animal, from worms and butterflies, to hummingbirds, to foxes and bears, it covers so many different species big and small. The pages show what the animal might be up to in summer/fall and then winter. I like that it also included children and their changes thro ...more
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Through beautiful artwork, and lovely rhyme Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle by Laura Purdue Salas looks at how animals prepare for winter. There are three main methods- migrate, hibernate and tolerate. Several critters, including humans, are looked at for each. The end of the book has an appendix with more detailed information, along with a glossary section. Great early science teaching tool, and perfect for the young animal lovers in your life!

***Many thanks to Netgalley and Lerner Publishing for prov
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This beautifully illustrated non-fiction picture book makes learning about animals fun. Minimal rhyming text and bright pictures help children learn three ways various wildlife prepare and survive when icy weather sets in. Some hibernate, some migrate, and some have special techniques for staying put in the cold. A wonderful addition to school libraries and classrooms for study of the winter season.
Jarm Boccio
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A delightful book with brilliant and engaging illustrations coupled with cozy and lyrical rhyme, sure to engage a child before bedtime or anytime! He or she will beg to have it read over and over again. Parents and educators will find the back matter useful to create a small unit of study, or answer questions that are sure to be raised after reading this charming story!
Absolutely GORGEOUS art work. I can not say enough of how beautifully this one is illustrated. Please do grab a copy when you get a chance and read this physical book!
The nonfiction picture book teaches how animals are getting ready for the long winter days and nights. This rhyming book is perfect for our younger readers. Did i say how much i LOVE the art work??
Jenna Grodzicki
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Told in lyrical rhyme, this book gives children an overview of what certain animals do to get ready for winter. The text is easily accessible for young readers, but the sidebars and extensive back matter allow for further understanding and exploration. The soft illustrations are engaging. This is a must-have for elementary classrooms.
There are not enough great books out there about animals in the winter, in particular about hibernation; this book covers more than just hibernation, as it talks about migration, hibernation, and toleration. Simple, clear text with charming pictures. More information at the back. Highly recommended.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great introduction to what various animals do to get ready for winter. Simple enough for preschoolers, but with the additional materials included, it's good for older audiences as well. Very nice illustrations.
Maria Marshall
Gorgeously illustrated, rhyming look at where a number of mammals and insects spend the winter. Snippets of information for each animals are expanded upon in the backmatter discussion of survival strategies and the animals that employ each one, plus a glossary. Definitely worth reading.
Soft pastel illustrations of stylized animals and rhyming text describe how different animals prepare for winter. Back matter and glossary
Shauna Yusko
Hard to get into seasonal books in a place without seasons...
Krissy Neddo
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Purchase if you need more cute, rhyming, seasonal(fall) books for your library.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Good poems and informative for children of all ages.
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read aloud with simple text and information about how different animals get ready for winter.
Joey Gremillion
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved it. Fun AND educational.
A beautiful picture book told in rhyme about how several different types of animals prepare for and survive winter.
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Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 130 books for kids and teens, including WATER CAN BE... (Millbrook, 2014), A LEAF CAN BE... (Millbrook, 2012), and BOOKSPEAK! POEMS ABOUT BOOKS (Clarion, 2011). She loves to introduce kids to poetry and help them find poems they can relate to, no matter what their age, mood, and personality.

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