Hello winter!

Shelley Rotner

Book - 2018

"The basic facts about the season of winter including how plants, animals, and the climate change and adapt are included in this photo essay introduction."--

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Hello seasons!
Instructional and educational works
Picture books
New York : Holiday House [2018]
First edition
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
Ages 4-8.
K to grade 2.
Main Author
Shelley Rotner (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Fitting snugly between Hello Autumn! (2017) and Hello Spring!? (2017), Rotner's latest picture book captures the cold season in a series of nicely varied photos. In the natural world, a red sunset glows through bare tree branches, and ice forms on a pond. Some of the photos include wild or domesticated animals. Most feature a diverse crew of children, shown singly or in groups, sometimes cozy indoors, but usually active outdoors and often smiling for the camera. One double-page spread near the end includes holiday celebrations, while the final pages use melting snow and sprouting branches to depict winter giving way to spring. The clarity, composition, and layout of Rotner's color photos is quite good, and she chooses subjects with appeal for children. Providing a good narrative for reading aloud, brief sentences comment on chilly air, freezing water, snow play, winter sports, and wild animals' cold-weather adaptations. Well designed for use in preschool and primary-grade classrooms, this appealing picture book offers plenty for young children to observe, discuss, and enjoy. Preschool-Grade 2. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 2—The sights, smells, and feelings of winter come alive in the vivid photographic illustrations found in this latest from Rotner. As the days get shorter, winter begins to set in, bringing with it chilly weather, crystalline snowflakes, and memorable celebrations. Readers are introduced to myriad activities associated with the season in the text and images. Whether or not the activities are familiar, new vocabulary and concepts are easily understood thanks to the thoughtful design of each spread. The text is composed of short words and phrases, making this book accessible to a wide range of readers. Select words are emphasized in color within each sentence throughout the text, from the deep red of fall through the blues of winter to the fresh green of spring; serving to link Rotner's other season-themed titles together. The descriptive text couples beautifully with the vibrant illustrations to create a nearly tangible winter wonderland. VERDICT An excellent addition to most nonfiction collections, especially as a companion to Rotner's other works.—Mary Lanni, Denver Public Library Copyright 2018 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Vibrant photographs of frozen wonderlands and cold-weather fun combine in a lively tribute to winter that follows a multicultural group of children as they share seasonal adventures, from the winter solstice to the arrival of spring.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"The basic facts about the season of Winter including how plants, animals, and the climate change and adapt are included in this photo essay introduction to Winter"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Presents a lyrical celebration of the arrival of winter, which is marked by changes in plant and animal life.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Vivid photographs of frozen wonderlands and cold-weather fun come together in a lively tribute to winter by an acclaimed author-photographer.This third book in a celebrated series about the seasons takes children from the shortest day of the year to the approach of spring. In beautiful photographs and a short text ROTNER notes changes in the physical earth as winter approaches as well as animal and plant adaptations. A glossary is included.