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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.
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published February 28th 2006 by HarperCollins (first published 1984)
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Josiah
Feb 22, 2016 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
Feb 22, 2016 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
Arline
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Poems are fun but illustrations are just okay.
Kendra
I really liked this book and was excited to share all the poetry filled in with my kids. My kids loved the different type of poems. The illustrations by Yossi Ablafia were amazing and colorful. My kids really liked listening to the pages and my older two kids loved reading some of the poems in their free time. This book is fun and I recommend checking it out.
Jose Cazares
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems because its simplicity! It was short and sweet but at the same time, those two compliments are the same things that can be used against it. You can criticize this book for being so simple and short. It is a tiny book but it depends what you like. I also think it is appropriate for this time of the year. ...more
Luann
Dec 18, 2009 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
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Hannah Monroe
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is a collection of winter-themed poetry for early readers. This is a level 3 book, so it is for independent reading. These poems do not create a story, so children can read them in any order they want. Some of the poems included are: "It's Snowing! It's Snowing!" "Shadow Thought," "My Mother Took Me Skating," "Stuck in the Snow," and "The Snowman's Lament," along with many more!
I gave this book 5 stars. Poetry is a very intimidating genre for children. This book would help introduce childre
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Nicole Woolwine
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/5
1984
Poetry
4th-6th grade
I loved this poetry book because it’s all based around winter time, which I love. The short poems all had rhyme and rhythm and had illustrations to go with them for eCh page which made for a great visual!
Defiantly would use this book when teaching a poetry lesson to show the different topic and varieties of poems you could create!
I also enjoyed these poems because they were quick reads and I believe if you read them to lower elementary they would understand and en
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Rachael Fluke
Nov 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, holiday
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Jana
This book celebrates the fun of snowy winter days with sixteen fun poems. The rollicking, rhyming text and warm, friendly illustrations show the joys of bundling up in a ton of warm clothes, sledding, building snowmen, and even catching a cold. This would be a terrific book to have on your bookshelf as part of a seasonal poetry collection.
Erin B
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
Genre: poetry; grades: K-3. I found these poems so funny and relatable. I think this would be a perfect poetry book to showcase throughout winter in a classroom. Any of these poems can be relatable, as they go through real life complaints, experiences, and more. Definitely one of my favorite poetry books I’ve read!
Carly Bontrager
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poetry
2nd-4th grade
I really liked the different poems in this book! I thought each poem did a really good job describing what winter is like using some of the five senses. I also really liked some of the illustrations and how they added to the poem. This would be a great book to introduce when talking baking winter or poems!
Allison Tubaugh
Genre: poetry

Grades 2-5

This book is full of humorous poetry about winter and snow. I recommend this book for a read aloud in your class because not only can you work on poetry skills, but it is funny, the illustrations are very well drawn and the poems are relatable.
Kimberly Austin
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very cute easy reader level 3 poem book about winter and snow. Cutely illustrated and fun poems. Good for grades 2-5.
Jessica
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A little long, but cute.
MJ
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Alissa liked the ice skating scene.
Elly Schultz
Genre: Poetry Grade: 2-5
This is a Poetry book about winter. How different elements of things happen during the winter season.
Souaad Asar
Apr 01, 2012 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
Kaitlyn Petkowski
Mar 16, 2016 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
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Luisa Knight
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This would be such a good book to make a weekly read! When winter comes on, set aside a little time on the same day each week. Grab a blanket, make some hot chocolate and cuddle together through these sixteen delightful winter poems. Not only will it be fun, but it will be forever memorable. Children love routines and things to look forward to and starting the habit young for setting aside time for reading is never a bad idea.

Reading Level: K - 3rd grades

Cleanliness: mentions a tobacco pipe, dra
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K.C.
Jul 16, 2012 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,
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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
Angie
Synopsis: "From master of rhyme Jack Prelutsky comes a flurry of winter poetry just right to usher in the season of ice and snow!"

My Review: This is a fun book to read in the winter to late spring. It is set as a Level 3 for beginning readers, though it can be enjoyed by any level. The poems are mostly short poems and have similar rhymes and rhythms of some of the more lyrical style children's books. The subject of the poems is obviously snow but some are soft and sweet, some are silly and some
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Renee
Sep 24, 2010 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
Carrie
Dec 02, 2015 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
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.
Christie Lee
Feb 20, 2015 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. ...more
Monica Johnson
Feb 12, 2012 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!
Leanne
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
My daughter loves looking at the pictures in this book. The rhymes are charming.
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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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