Thursday, February 2, 2012

When Life Brings You Snow...



You make SNOWBALLS!

I've talked about Lois Ehlert's books before and what a perfect one to highlight in the middle of winter. My little bean LOVES this book and we read it often. 


Ehlert uses collage art to show how natural items can be collected around the house: seeds, toy wheels, dried fruit, mittens and hats, plastic utensils, and bottle caps, to make different kinds of SNOW PEOPLE.


Ehlert makes the science of snow fun and interesting.




The book ALWAYS spurs our creative energy! 

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P.S. I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to my friend, Lindsay Ward, whose picture book WHEN BLUE MET EGG debuts today from Penguin Books! I'll be at her signing this weekend and will showcase her amazing book in an upcoming post! 

15 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

What a cool sounding book. :D

I can't wait for your post on Lindsay's book.

Andrea Mack said...

This is a fantastic book! It inspired many snow people in my yard (though this year, we have no snow).

Slamdunk said...

We have several of Lois' books and enjoy them. I don't think we own that one though.

Joanne said...

Very charming illustrations, it looks like a fun book :)

And congrats to Lindsay, best wishes with her picture book!

LisaDay said...

What a beautiful book. I will look out for it.

We made a snowman with playdo yesterday. We then made it melt as all our snow is currently doing now.

LisaDay

M said...

This is so adorable!! I know my nieces would love this :)

Maddy said...

Love this! And I know my nieces would love it too :)

Christina Lee said...

Andrea, it is very mild here right no too!

Janet Johnson said...

I love the idea of the science of snowman making. Awesome!

And congrats to Lindsay. So exciting for her!

Susan R. Mills said...

Congrats to Lindsay! And I love the Snowballs book. I wish I'd known about it when my kids were little.

Meredith said...

Aw, this looks so cute! Congrats to Lindsay!

Sarah Pearson said...

What a lovely book. I need to find a small child :-)

Kelly Polark said...

I love Lois Ehlert books. I've used them in the classroom.

Theresa Milstein said...

There's no place to comment on your newest post, so I'll comment here. What a beautiful letter Steinbeck wrote to his son, respecting his child's age and giving sound information and advice.

A life in letters? What will ours be--A Life in Emails? A Life in Tweets?

Angela Ackerman said...

Books that really harness creativity and interaction are stand outs in my book. My kids loved books that spurred ideas to create something of their own in the same theme. :)

Angela