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Tracks in the Snow

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  256 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Tracks in the snow.
Tracks in the snow.
Who made the tracks?
Where do they go?

There's a mysterious set of tracks through the snow, but who do they belong to-a rabbit, a duck, a woodchuck? On this brisk day one little girl is determined to find out. So off through the woods she tramps in hopeful discovery. Where will the tracks lead her and what might she find? Come join in th
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published 2003)
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Alex (not a dude) Baugh
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's a snowy day and a young girl in a red coat has decided to trace the tracks she sees in the snow outside her house. With a refrain of "Tracks in the snow./Tracks in the snow./Who made the tracks?/Where do they go?" which kids will quickly pick up and repeat with each reading, the girl begins to eliminate who the tracks could belong to forest animal by forest animal. What a surprise when she realizes that the tracks in the snow are the ones she had made the day before while she was out playin ...more
Chance Lee
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-it
Tiny little book with illustrations that look like they were made with crayon. The textures are nice, as if everything has a fuzzy finish. The story has a simple rhyme that doesn't always work. I kind of hate myself for giggling at the phrase "tramp-stamp. u At the end, I couldn't tell if the little girl was imaginative or just stupid, but she was definitely cute.
Amber Bronder
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
"Tracks in the snow. Tracks in the snow. Who made the tracks? Where do they go?" Tracks in the Snow, written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee, is the adorable story of a child who discovers curious footprints in the snow outside of her house. She follows them in a snowy outdoor adventure to find the owner of the mysterious tracks. Where will these tracks lead her and what will she find? Is it a rabbit, a fox, a squirrel? The humorous ending of the little girl discovering that the tracks are i ...more
Sara Mangan
A little girl wakes up to find tracks in the snow. She is curious and wants to find out who they belong to. The book follows her on her adventure to find "who made these tracks? Where do they go?"

This is a multicultural book because it is about a person of color.

Writing traits:
1-Voice- This is written in 1st person.
2-Sentence Fluency- The repetitive words in this story help it flow.
3- Organization- The reader wonders with every turn of the page if the child will find out who make these Tracks
A sweet little winter story.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Super cute book with clues throughout to help you guess who made the tracks in the snow.
Rosa Cline
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, kids, winter
sweet book of a child venturing out in the snow to see where the footprints go and who made them. A simple but sweet book
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
The illustrations are lovely, and I like the simple story line. But there were too many lines that didn’t quite scan for my taste.
Nov 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
Cute book about a little Asian American girl playing in the snow. The illustrations were very soft and fuzzy.
Samantha Penrose
This story is about a little girl who looks out the window and see tracks in the snow. She bundles up and heads out to find out "who made the tracks?" and "where do they go?".
This book has beautiful illustrations of the little girl enjoying the snowy woodlands around her house. The pictures give a great opportunity to ask your child questions about what they see as there are different animals scampering around through out the story. The text includes lots of rhyme and repitition.
Its an excellent
Apr 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book goes on a journey with a little girl who follows some tracks in the snow and she is exploring to see who has made them and where they lead to. This is a good book to follow up with a lesson about discover and exploration. You can also talk about winter and the types of animals that are around during this time.
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This rhythmic book is sure to be a story time favorite with the kindergarten and younger set. The soft, whimsical illustrations, simple rhythmic text and hint of mystery as a little girl follows some tracks in the snow trying to figure out who made them will delight audiences. Great piece for snowy day reading or to introduce animals in winter or the concept of tracking.

Jan 06, 2014 rated it liked it
A girl follows tracks in the snow to discover who they belong to, finding that they are her own tracks left the day before.

The book is too small to use in storytime, but would be good for one on one sharing, or for an early reader.
Kelly Triplett
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
A good choice for a winter read. There isn't an obvious lesson taught, but a discussion about discovery/ exploring could be enhanced with this story. Would be acceptable to read to children even in the upper elementary grades.
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
SPOILER: Cute story about girl following footprints to find out who they belong to only to discover they are hers from the day before.
Dec 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Nice cozy little story; child wonders who made the tracks in the snow.
Small format, best one on one.
Maria Marshall
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-picture
A circular mystery story concerning tracks left in the snow.
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
We love this book! It's small and perfect for little people. The illustrations are beautiful and really pull you into the story.
Jan 13, 2011 rated it liked it
Very cute, short, simple winter story for preschoolers.
Kristine Hansen
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An exploration after a snowstorm with a hint of mystery. Loved the feeling of being outside in the snow along with this child who can't figure out where the tracks she was following came from.
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e, fiction, fauna, weather, seasons
Book It to Nature 1/2016
Bailey Johannes
May 08, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: science-fiction
All of the snow reminds me of Iowa!
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture
A nice short book about winter time, repetitive phrase and soft illustrations. Perfect for a winter story time.
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
Reading & Writing Workshop - Leaving Tracks in the Snow, writing notes, highlighting, and underlining as we read. Shows metacognition.
Roben Closs
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Who left tracks in the snow? There's only one way to find out! Follow them and see where they lead.
Sarah Sloan
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