Under the Snow
by Melissa Stewart
illustrated by Constance R. Bergum
Woodchucks sleep soundly all winter long, while even on the coldest days red-spotted newts “dodge and dart, whiz and whirl” in ponds below the ice.
Stewart takes readers on an informative journey, describing how snakes, voles, spotted salamanders, carp, beavers, and red-spotted newts, among other animals, "spend their days" during the winter months. Fascinating facts—a wood frog can freeze solid on the forest floor and survive—make the spare text intriguing and fun. Beautiful paintings in muted watercolors convey the creatures in their habitats and the quiet of the season. This pleasing addition is a great read-aloud for units on winter and animal habitats.
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